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365 LESSON 03 09 2011 Sotar
Sutta
 The Listener
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translated from the Pali
by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1998–2011

“Endowed with five qualities, a king’s elephant is worthy
of a king, is a king’s asset, counts as a very limb of his king. Which five?
There is the case where a king’s elephant is a listener, a destroyer, a
protector, an endurer, and a goer.

“And how is a king’s elephant a listener? There is the case
where, whenever the tamer of tamable elephants gives him a task, then —
regardless of whether he has or hasn’t done it before — he pays attention,
applies his whole mind, and lends ear. This is how a king’s elephant is a
listener.

“And how is a king’s elephant a destroyer? There is the
case where a king’s elephant, having gone into battle, destroys an elephant
together with its rider, destroys a horse together with its rider, destroys a
chariot together with its driver, destroys a foot soldier. This is how a king’s
elephant is a destroyer.

“And how is a king’s elephant a protector? There is the
case where a king’s elephant, having gone into battle, protects his
forequarters, protects his hindquarters, protects his forefeet, protects his
hindfeet, protects his head, protects his ears, protects his tusks, protects
his trunk, protects his tail, protects his rider. This is how a king’s elephant
is a protector.

“And how is a king’s elephant an endurer? There is the case
where a king’s elephant, having gone into battle, endures blows from spears,
swords, arrows, & axes; he endures the resounding din of drums, cymbals,
conchs, & tom-toms. This is how a king’s elephant is an endurer.

“And how is a king’s elephant a goer? There is the case
where — in whichever direction the tamer of tamable elephants sends him,
regardless of whether he has or hasn’t gone there before — a king’s elephant
goes there right away. This is how a king’s elephant is a goer.

“Endowed with these five qualities, a king’s elephant is
worthy of a king, is a king’s asset, counts as a very limb of his king.

“In the same way, a monk endowed with five qualities is
deserving of gifts, deserving of hospitality, deserving of offerings, deserving
of respect, an unexcelled field of merit for the world. Which five? There is
the case where a monk is a listener, a destroyer, a protector, an endurer, and
a goer.

“And how is a monk a listener? There is the case where,
when the Dhamma & Discipline declared by the Tathagata is being taught, a
monk pays attention, applies his whole mind, and lends ear to the Dhamma. This
is how a monk is a listener.

“And how is a monk a destroyer? There is the case where a
monk does not tolerate an arisen thought of sensuality. He abandons it,
destroys it, dispels it, & wipes it out of existence. He does not tolerate
an arisen thought of ill will… an arisen thought of cruelty… He does not
tolerate arisen evil, unskillful mental qualities. He abandons them, destroys
them, dispels them, & wipes them out of existence. This is how a monk is a
destroyer.

“And how is a monk a protector? There is the case where a
monk, on seeing a form with the eye, does not grasp at any theme or particulars
by which — if he were to dwell without restraint over the faculty of the eye —
evil, unskillful qualities such as greed or distress might assail him. He
practices with restraint. He guards the faculty of the eye. He achieves
restraint with regard to the faculty of the eye.

“On hearing a sound with the ear…

“On smelling an aroma with the nose…

“On tasting a flavor with the tongue…

“On touching a tactile sensation with the body…

“On cognizing an idea with the intellect, he does not grasp
at any theme or particulars by which — if he were to dwell without restraint
over the faculty of the intellect — evil, unskillful qualities such as greed or
distress might assail him. He practices with restraint. He guards the faculty
of the intellect. He achieves restraint with regard to the faculty of the
intellect.

“This is how a monk is a protector.

“And how is a monk an endurer? There is the case where a
monk is resilient to cold, heat, hunger, & thirst; the touch of flies,
mosquitoes, wind, sun, & reptiles; ill-spoken, unwelcome words & bodily
feelings that, when they arise, are painful, racking, sharp, piercing,
disagreeable, displeasing, & menacing to life. This is how a monk is an
endurer.

“And how is a monk a goer? There is the case where a monk
goes right away to that direction to which he has never been before in the
course of this long stretch of time — in other words, to the resolution of all
fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving,
dispassion, cessation, Unbinding. This is how a monk is a goer.


“Endowed with these five qualities a monk is deserving of
gifts, deserving of hospitality, deserving of offerings, deserving of respect,
an unexcelled field of merit for the world.”



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364 LESSON 02 09 2011 Satta
Sutta
 A Being
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Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS letter to VOTE for BSP
ELEPHANT to attain Ultimate Bliss-Through
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SN 23.2

PTS: S iii 189

CDB i 985

Satta Sutta: A Being

translated from the Pali
by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1999–2011

Translator’s note:
A number of discourses (among them, SN 35.191; AN 6.63) make the point that the mind is
fettered, not by things like the five aggregates or the objects of the six
senses, but by the act of passion & delight for them. There are two ways to
try to cut through this fetter. One is to focus on the drawbacks of passion
& delight in & of themselves, seeing clearly the stress & suffering
they engender in the mind. The other is to analyze the objects of passion &
delight in such a way that they no longer seem worthy of interest. This second
approach is the one recommended in this discourse: when the Buddha talks of
“smashing, scattering, & demolishing form (etc.) and making it unfit
for play,” he is referring to the practice of analyzing form minutely into
its component parts until it no longer seems a fit object for passion &
delight. When all five aggregates can be treated in this way, the mind is left
with no conditioned object to serve as a focal point for its passion, and so is
released — at the very least — to the stage of Awakening called non-return.

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying
near Savatthi at Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s
monastery. Then Ven. Radha went to the Blessed One
and, on arrival, having bowed down to him sat to one side. As he was sitting
there he said to the Blessed One: “‘A being,’ lord. ‘A being,’ it’s said.
To what extent is one said to be ‘a being’?”

“Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for form, Radha:
when one is caught up[1]

there, tied up[2]
there, one is said to be ‘a being.’[3]

“Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for feeling…
perception… fabrications…

“Any desire, passion, delight, or craving for
consciousness, Radha: when one is caught up there, tied up there, one is said
to be ‘a being.’

Just as when boys or girls are
playing with little sand castles:[4]

as long as they are not free from passion, desire, love, thirst, fever, &
craving for those little sand castles, that’s how long they have fun with those
sand castles, enjoy them, treasure them, feel possessive of them. But when they
become free from passion, desire, love, thirst, fever, & craving for those
little sand castles, then they smash them, scatter them, demolish them with
their hands or feet and make them unfit for play.

“In the same way, Radha, you too should smash, scatter,
& demolish form, and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of
craving for form.

“You should smash, scatter, & demolish feeling, and
make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for feeling.

“You should smash, scatter, & demolish perception, and
make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for perception.

“You should smash, scatter, & demolish fabrications,
and make them unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for
fabrications.

“You should smash, scatter, & demolish consciousness
and make it unfit for play. Practice for the ending of craving for
consciousness — for the ending of craving, Radha, is Unbinding
.”

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Yours faith fully

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