29 08 2012 Wednesday LESSON 688 FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY
Tipitaka network … his life, his acts, his words
sabbe satta bhavantu sukhi-tatta
TIPITAKA மூன்று கூடைகள்— The words of the Buddha புத்தரின் வார்த்தைகள்—Majjhima மத்திம Nikāya
நடுத்தரமான நீள அளவு திரட்டுகள் -Sabbāsava Sutta எல்லா களங்கங்களின் நெறி முறைக் கட்டளை ஆணை (contd)
Dhammapada Verses 320, 321 and 322 Attadanta Vatthu-Verse 320. The Buddha’s Endurance-Verse 321. The Disciplined Animal-Verse 322. The Most Disciplined Animal
Verse 320. The Buddha’s Endurance
Explanation: I will endure the words of the unvirtuous, who
Verse 321. The Disciplined Animal
Explanation: It is the disciplined animal (elephant or horse)
Verse 322. The Most Disciplined Animal
Explanation: When well trained, mules are useful. Sindu thoroughbreds
Dhammapada Verses 320, 321 and 322
Aham nagova sangame
capato patitam saram
dussilo hi bahujjano.
Dantam nayanti samitim
dantam raja’ bhiruhati
danto settho manussesu
yo’ tivakyam titikkhati.
ajaniya ca sindhava
kunjara ca mahanaga
attadanto tato varam.
Verse 320: As an elephant in battlefield withstands the arrow shot from a
bow, so shall I endure abuse. Indeed, many people are without morality.
Verse 321: Only the trained (horses and elephants) are led to gatherings of
people; the King mounts only the trained (horses and elephants). Noblest among
men are the tamed, who endure abuse.
Verse 322: Mules, thoroughbred horses, horses from Sindh, and great elephants
are noble only when they are trained; but one who has tamed himself (through
Magga Insight) is far nobler.
On Subduing Oneself
While residing at the Ghositarama monastery, the Buddha uttered Verses (320),
(321) and (322) of this book, with reference to the patience and endurance
manifested by himself when abused by the hirelings of Magandiya, one of the
three queens of King Udena.
Once, the father of Magandiya, being very much impressed by the personality
and looks of the Buddha, had offered his very beautiful daughter in marriage to
Gotama Buddha. But the Buddha refused his offer and said that he did not like to
touch such a thing which was full of filth and excreta, even with his feet. On
hearing this remark both Magandiya’s father and mother discerning the truth of
the remark attained Anagami Fruition. Magandiya, however, regarded the Buddha as
her arch enemy and was bent on having her revenge on him.
Later, she became one of the three queens of King Udena. When Magandiya heard
that the Buddha had come to Kosambi, she hired some citizens and their servants
to abuse the Buddha when he entered the city on an alms-round. Those hirelings
followed the Buddha and abused him using such abusive words as ‘thief, fool,
camel, donkey, one bound for niraya’. Hearing those abusive words, the Venerable
Ananda pleaded with the Buddha to leave the town and go to another place. But
the Buddha refused and said, “In another town also we might be abused
and it is not feasible to move out every time one is abused. It is better to
solve a problem in the place where it arises. I am like an elephant in a
battlefield; like an elephant who withstands the arrows that come from all
quarters, I also will bear patiently the abuses that come from people without
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
Verse 320: As an elephant in battlefield
withstands the arrow shot from a bow, so shall I endure abuse. Indeed,
many people are without morality.
Verse 321: Only the trained (horses and elephants)
are led to gatherings of people; the King mounts only the trained
(horses and elephants). Noblest among men are the tamed, who endure
Verse 322: Mules, thoroughbred horses, horses from
Sindh, and great elephants are noble only when they are trained; but
one who has tamed himself (through Magga Insight) is far nobler.
At the end of the discourse, those who had abused the Buddha realized their
mistake and came to respect him; some of them attained Sotapatti Fruition.
Photography in San Francisco
This was an HDR time-lapse from Twin Peaks. It
was a glorious moment because mother nature was behaving, unlike the
last 2 early morning efforts where I was too fogged in. I was also
shooting with my new Nikon D700 and a new 14-24mm ultrawide which is
just a great combo since the D700 is a full frame camera!
of self-guided walks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. If you
came to San Francisco with the intent to just walk, you’d have days of
discovery and enjoyment. Unlike hot climates where summer heat makes
walking prohibitive . . . or rainy climes where duckies and mud might be
the norm . . . San Francisco’s weather is an ideal blend of clear days
and subsequent, cooling fog.
San Francisco Attractions & Landmarks
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San Francisco Walks & Hikes San Francisco Neighborhood Photos San Francisco Event Photos San Francisco Parks & Nature Photos San Francisco Museum Photos East Bay Photos Marin County Photos
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of San Francisco neighborhoods. The districts of San Francisco imbue
the city with its diverse colors, flavors and character. Although the
precise delineations can be hazy, the ethnic and demographic
distinctions are often vivid . . . between the Mission and the Marina,
between the Outer Sunset and North Beach.
How San Francisco Works: San Francisco City Guide
of San Francisco Landmarks. San Francisco is studded with immediately
identifiable icons, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. This picture gallery
will expand to include some of the more familiar images around San
Francisco, and also the lesser known attractions and places of interest
around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Video: Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks Show!!
Fireworks cascade downward from the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the
span’s 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 27, 2012, in San
We’re neither very interested nor typically emotional over firework displays, but last night’s Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary
fiery finale changed everything. It was pretty damn spectacular.
Starting out with a shower of sparks leaping from the the bridge, the
fireworks show blew up from there, gloriously. Check it out:
Slideshow of Golden Gate Bridge
of San Francisco parks, nature and art works. One of the benefits and
joys of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is the overwhelming natural
beauty. From city parks to wilderness areas outside the city — trails,
wildlife, geological landmarks are all within a short walk, ride or
drive from the city.
of San Francisco events. Street fairs, festivals and public
competitions take place throughout the year in San Francisco. Some
events, like Bay to Breakers, attract hundreds of thousands of
participants and spectators. Others, like the St. Stupid’s Day Parade or
the Bring Your Own Big Wheel race, are often an accidental encounter
for tourists or newcomers who don’t know about these annual San
photos here include attractions, events, parks, and walking tours from
around the Bay Area — beyond the city limits of San Francisco.
San Francisco Bay Area Scenic Flight
A scenic flight over San Francisco and featuring the Golden Gate bridge.
Music: Loro by Pinback. Many thanks to Bob Spofford for the flight.
videos of San Francisco Alcatraz, Neighborhood, Twin Peaks,The Museums, Chinatown / North Beach, Haight Ashbury / Mission District, City Hall, The Ferry Building,Palace of Fine Arts / Exploratorium, The cemeteries.
San Francisco Ferry Building & Bay Bridge San Francisco Streetcar - F Market Market Bar - Embarcadero Side of Ferry Building San Francisco Ferry Building Nave Peets & Book Passage - San Francisco Ferry Building Boulettes Larder - San Francisco Ferry Building Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant Recchiuti Confections - San Francisco Ferry Building Cowgirl Creamery - San Francisco Ferry Building Miette Patisserie - San Francisco Ferry Building Imperial Tea Court - San Francisco Ferry Building Tsar Nicoulai Caviar -