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232 LESSON 19 04 2011 Kalaka Sutta At Kalaka s Park FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS letter to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT for Social Transformation and Economic Emancipation to attain Ultimate Bliss-Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org
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232
LESSON 19 04 2011
Kalaka Sutta At Kalaka s Park FREE
ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS
letter
  to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT for
Social Transformation and Economic Emancipation to attain Ultimate
Bliss-Through
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org

THE
BUDDHIST

ONLINE GOOD NEWS LETTER

LESSON 232

COURSE PROGRAM

Kalaka Sutta: At Kalaka’s Park

On one occasion the Blessed One was staying in Saketa
at Kalaka’s park. There he addressed the monks: “Monks!”

“Yes, lord,” the monks responded.

The Blessed One said: “Monks, whatever in the cosmos β€” with
its devas, Maras, & Brahmas, its generations with their contemplatives
& priests royalty & common people β€” is seen, heard, sensed, cognized,
attained, sought after, pondered by the intellect: That do I know. Whatever in
the cosmos β€” with its devas, Maras, & Brahmas, its generations with their
contemplatives & priests, their royalty & common people β€” is seen,
heard, sensed, cognized, attained, sought after, pondered by the intellect:
That I directly know. That has been realized by the Tathagata, but in the
Tathagata
[1] it has not been
established.
[2]

“If I were to say, ‘I don’t know whatever in the cosmos…
is seen, heard, sensed, cognized… pondered by the intellect,’ that would be a
falsehood in me. If I were to say, ‘I both know and don’t know whatever in the
cosmos… is seen, heard, sensed, cognized… pondered by the intellect,’ that
would be just the same. If I were to say, ‘I neither know nor don’t know
whatever in the cosmos… is seen, heard, sensed, cognized… pondered by the
intellect,’ that would be a fault in me.

“Thus, monks, the Tathagata, when seeing what is to be
seen, doesn’t construe an [object as] seen. He doesn’t construe an unseen. He
doesn’t construe an [object] to-be-seen. He doesn’t construe a seer.

“When hearing…

“When sensing…

“When cognizing what is to be cognized, he doesn’t construe
an [object as] cognized. He doesn’t construe an uncognized. He doesn’t construe
an [object] to-be-cognized. He doesn’t construe a cognizer.

Thus, monks, the Tathagata β€” being the same with regard to all
phenomena that can be seen, heard, sensed, & cognized β€” is ‘Such.’ And I
tell you: There’s no other ‘Such’ higher or more sublime.

 

“Whatever is seen or heard or sensed

and fastened onto as true by others,

One who is Such β€” among the self-fettered β€”

wouldn’t further claim to be true or even false.

 

“Having seen well in advance that arrow

where generations are fastened & hung

β€” ‘I know, I see, that’s just how it is!’ β€”

there’s nothing of the Tathagata fastened.”

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