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25 01 2012 LESSON 504 Dhammapada Verse 46 Who Conquers Death?-Maya magic will work in Punjab-BSP works not only for SC/STs but for all sections: Mayawati
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Verse 46. Who Conquers Death?



Having known this froth-like body
and awakening to its mirage nature,
smashing Mara’s flowered shafts
unseen beyond the Death-king go.



Explanation: This body of ours is like froth, bubbles, or
foam. It disintegrates quickly. The nature of life is like a mirage,
an illusion. Therefore, one must give up these unrealities. To achieve
that one must destroy Mara’s flower-arrows by which he tempts
men and women. It is necessary that the truth-seeker should go beyond
Mara’s region, to areas unseen by him. Mara knows only the realm
of death. The truth seeker goes beyond that region to the ‘deathless’
(Nibbana) - a domain Mara has never seen.


Dhammapada Verse 46
Maricikammatthanika bhikkhu Vatthu



Phepnupamam1 kayamimam viditva
maricidhammam2 abhisambudhano
chetvana marassa papupphakani
3
adassanam maccurajassa gacche4



Verse 46: One who knows that this body is impermanent like froth, and
comprehends that it is insubstantial like a mirage, will cut the flowers of Mara
(i.e., the three kinds of vatta or rounds), and pass out of sight of the
King of Death.





1. Phepnupamam: like froth; it means that this body is perishable and
impermanent like froth.



2. maricidhammam: lit., mirage + nature; nature of a mirage, i. e.,
insubstantial like a mirage.



3. marassa papupphakani: flowers or flower-tipped arrows of Mara.
These flowers or arrows of Mara represent the tivattam or the three kinds
of vattam (rounds), viz., kilesavattam ( the round of moral
defilements), kammavattam (the round of volitional action) and vipakavattam
(the round of resultant effects). According to the Commentary, this chain or
round is broken when cut by the sword of ariya magga nana.



4. adassanam maccurajassa gacche: In this context, out of sight of the
King of Death means the realization of Nibbana.





The Story of the Bhikkhu who Contemplates the Body as a Mirage



While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (46) of
this book, with reference to a certain bhikkhu.



On one occasion, a certain bhikkhu, after taking a subject of meditation from
the Buddha, went to the forest. Although he tried hard he made little progress
in his meditation; so he decided to go back to the Buddha for further
instruction. On his way back he saw a mirage, which, after all, was only an
illusive appearance of a sheet of water. At that instant, he came to realize
that the body also was insubstantial like a mirage. Thus keeping his mind on the
insubstantiality of the body he came to the bank of the river Aciravati. While
sitting under a tree close to the river, seeing big froths breaking up, he
realized the impermanent nature of the body.



Soon, the Buddha appeared in his vision and said to him, “My son,
just as you have realized, this body is impermanent like froth and insubstantial
like a mirage.”



Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:



Verse 46: One who knows that this body is impermanent like froth,
and comprehends that it is insubstantial like a mirage will cut the
flowers of Mara (i.e., the three kinds of vatta or rounds), and pass
out of sight of the King of Death.



At the end of the discourse the bhikkhu attained arahatship.


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24 01 2012 LESSON 503 FLOWERS Dhammapada Verse 45 The Seeker Understands
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24 01 2012 LESSON 503  FLOWERS Dhammapada Verse 45 The Seeker Understands

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is

SPINNING WHEEL OF DHAMMA!

WINNING GOOD
KAMMA!

To ATTAIN NIBBANA!

BY

GIVING MASTERKEY!

TO MAYAWATI!

OF BSP!

By Broad minded Entire Uttar Pradesh People giving her seats Three Hundred and Three!

THE BUDDHIST ON LINE GOOD NEWS LETTER

COURSE PROGRAM

 LESSON 503

Practice a Sutta a Day Keeps Dukkha Away




Verse 45. The Seeker Understands



One Trained will comprehend this earth,
the world of Yama, and the gods,
One Trained discern the well-taught Dhamma
as one who’s skilled selects a flower.



Explanation: In the previous stanza the question was raised
as to who will penetrate the well-articulated doctrine? The present
stanza provides the answer: the student, the learner, the seeker,
the person who is disciplined. He or she will perceive the doctrine,
like the expert garland-maker who recognizes and arranges flowers.
It is the learner, the seeker, the student who will perceive the world
of Yama, the realm of heavenly beings and existence on earth. He will
discard and determine the various areas of the doctrine, life a deft
garland-maker who plucks and arranges the flowers into garlands.

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