03 03 2012 LESSON 542 The
Dhammapada Verses and Stories Dhammapada Verses 91 Mahakassapatthera
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Mindful Ones exert
in no abode do they delight,
as swans abandoning their lake
home after home they leave behind.
mindful ones make the effort to keep their attentiveness always in trim. They
are not at all attached to abodes or settlements. Giving up all places of
settled living, they leave like the swans who fly away free in mind.
Dhammapada Verse 91
na nikete ramanti te
hamsava pallalam hitva
okamokam jahanti te.
91: The mindful strive diligently (in the Tranquillity and Insight Development
Practice); they take no delight in the home (i.e., in the life of sensual
pleasures); like swans (hamsa) that forsake the muddy pool, they abandon
all home life (i.e., all cravings).
Story of Thera Mahakassapa
residing at the Veluvana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (91) of this book,
with reference to Thera Mahakassapa.
Buddha once spent the vassa at Rajagaha with a number of bhikkhus. About two
weeks before the end of the vassa, the Buddha informed the bhikkhus that they
would soon be leaving Rajagaha and told them to prepare for departure. Some
bhikkhus stitched and dyed new robes, some washed the old robes. When some
bhikkhus saw Mahakassapa washing his robes, they speculated, “There are so
many people inside and outside Rajagaha who love and respect Thera Mahakassapa
and are constantly looking to all his needs; is it possible that the Thera
would leave his lay devotees here and follow the Buddha elsewhere?”
end of fifteen days, on the eve of his departure, the Buddha thought that there
might be some occasions like alms-food offering ceremonies, initiation of
novices, funerals, etc., and so it would not be proper for all the bhikkhus to
leave. So he decided that some bhikkhus should remain at the Veluvana monastery
and that the most suitable person would be Thera Mahakassapa. Consequently,
Thera Mahakassapa remained in Rajagaha with some junior bhikkhus.
the other bhikkhus said scornfully, “Mahakassapa has not accompanied the
Buddha, just as we have predicted!” The Buddha heard their remark and said
to them, “Bhikkhus! Do you wish to say that my son Kassapa is attached
to his lay disciples of Rajagaha and to the things they offer him? You are very
much mistaken. My son Kassapa remains here under my instruction; he is not
attached to anything here.”
the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
Verse 91: The mindful
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