Ananda: The Guardian of the Dhamma
Hellmuth Hecker, Sister Khema
82,000 Teachings from the Buddha i've got received;
2,000 extra from his disciples; Now, 84,000 are normal to me.1
Who not anything has heard2 and not anything understood, He a long time simply oxen-like:
His abdominal simply grows and grows,
But his perception deepens not.
Who has a lot heard and learned,
But does despise him who's bad in studying, Is like one blind who holds a lamp.
So needs to i believe of this type of one.
Thou persist with him who has heard much,
Then what's heard shall no longer decline.
This is the tap-root of the holy life;
Hence a Dhamma-guardian thou should’st be!
Knowing what comes first and final, realizing good the that means, too,
Skilful in grammar and in different items,3 The well-grasped which means he examines.
Keen in his sufferer application,
He strives to weigh the which means good. on the correct time he makes his attempt, And inwardly collects his mind.
— the Venerable Ánanda, Thag XVII.3 (vv. 1024-29)
Council conferences within which they deliberated harmoniously, didn't repeal their previous legislation, the 34 advice in their elders, didn't rape ladies, commemorated their temples and shrines, didn't revoke presents to spiritual locations, and they gave safety and hospitality to all precise clergymen and ascetics. With those seven features, acknowledged the Buddha, you'll be able to anticipate prosperity for the Vajjians, now not decline. a while past the Buddha had given those seven principles to them. The king’s minister.
Ajátasattu to maintain the peace, and to the Vajjians to take care of their advantage. At Vesáli he turned ailing with an endemic. He overcame it by way of determination, as he didn't wish to die with no need assembled the disciples once again. Buddha can develop into unwell is because of the imperfection of the physique, yet that he can grasp the ailment at will is because of the perfection of the woke up One. Ánanda were tremendous grieved in regards to the Buddha’s affliction. He used to be so nervous that he couldn't imagine thoroughly. He.
The fourth jhána his physique died. once his physique ceased to dwell, an earthquake and thunder happened, simply as he had envisioned. The Brahma Sahampati, who had brought on the Buddha to educate and who himself was once a non-returner, spoke a stanza, which pointed to the impermanence of even a Buddha’s physique. The king of the gods, Sakka, additionally spoke a stanza. He who used to be additionally a streamwinner, recited once again the recognized strains which the Buddha had proclaimed in the course of his personal discourse: “Conditions really they're.
via admonition or self-discipline. Whoever couldn't learn during this means will be regarded as lifeless within the Order: he wouldn't be spoken to, no matter what he did. while Channa heard this, he turned so horrified that he misplaced cognizance. whilst he regained his experience, he used to be deeply ashamed that the grasp had proclaimed this penalty opposed to him as his final guide given to the Order. This gave him the impetus to place forth his such a lot strenuous attempt; inside a short while he turned an arahant. So this.
5 aggregates (SN XXII.158), and the opposite time to think about the six sensespheres (SN XXXV.86). 14 Amongst the various issues which Ánanda asked from the Buddha for others, the next will be pointed out: while the monk Girimánanda and the monk Phagguna have been in poor health, Ánanda requested the Exalted One to go to them and enhance them by means of educating them Dhamma (AN X.60; AN VI.58). It was once additionally Ánanda who requested the Buddha—upon Anáthapióðika’s suggestion—to have a shrine erected within the monastery (J 479).