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  • SN 4.24 Sattavassānubandhasutta: Seven Years of Pursuit
    SN 4.24 Sattavassānubandhasutta: Seven Years of Pursuit

    Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Uruvela on the bank of the river Nerañjara at the foot of the Goatherd’s Banyan Tree. Now on that occasion Mara the Evil One had been following the Blessed One for seven years, seeking to gain access to him but without success.


  • Ud 3.10 Lokavolokanasuttaṁ: The Discourse about Looking Around the World
    Ud 3.10 Lokavolokanasuttaṁ: The Discourse about Looking Around the World

    Thus I heard: at one time the Fortunate One was dwelling near Uruvelā, on the bank of the river Nerañjarā, at the root of the Awakening tree, in the first (period) after attaining Awakening. Then at that time the Fortunate One was sitting in one cross-legged posture for seven days experiencing the happiness of freedom.


  • MN 26 From Ariyapariyesanāsutta: The Noble Search—Meeting Upaka
    MN 26 From Ariyapariyesanāsutta: The Noble Search—Meeting Upaka

    “…Then, bhikkhus, when I had stayed at Uruvelā as long as I chose, I set out to wander by stages to Benares. Between Gayā and the Place of Enlightenment the Ājīvaka Upaka saw me on the road and said: ‘Friend, your faculties are clear, the colour of your skin is pure and bright. Under whom


  • AN 4.127 Paṭhamatathāgataacchariyasutta: Incredible Things About the Realized One (1st)
    AN 4.127 Paṭhamatathāgataacchariyasutta: Incredible Things About the Realized One (1st)

    “Mendicants, with the appearance of a Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha, four incredible and amazing things appear. What four? When the being intent on awakening passes away from the host of Joyful Gods, he’s conceived in his mother’s womb, mindful and aware. And then—in this world with its gods, Māras and


  • Dhp 153–154 From… Jarā Vagga: Old Age
    Dhp 153–154 From… Jarā Vagga: Old Age

    To be born again and again is indeed suffering!


  • Snp 3.11 Nālakasutta: Nālaka the Seer
    Snp 3.11 Nālakasutta: Nālaka the Seer

    Asita the seer, in his mid-day meditation,saw the Group of Thirty—Sakka the king, and devas dressed in pure white     exultant, ecstatic—holding up banners, cheering wildly,& on seeing the devas so joyful & happy,having paid his respects, he said: “Why is the deva community     so wildly elated?Why are they holding up banners& waving them around?Even after the war


  • SN 44.1 From Khemāsutta: Khemā Therī’s Wisdom
    SN 44.1 From Khemāsutta: Khemā Therī’s Wisdom

    …Then the Kosalan King Pasenadi approached the nun Khemā, and after approaching and worshipping the nun Khemā, he sat down on one side. While sitting on one side the Kosalan King Pasenadi said this to the nun Khemā: “How is it, Noble Lady, does the Realised One exist after death?” “This has not been answered,


  • DN 16 From Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ: The Discourse about the Great Emancipation—The Four Places
    DN 16 From Mahāparinibbānasuttaṁ: The Discourse about the Great Emancipation—The Four Places

    …“Formerly, reverend Sir, the monks, having dwelt for the Rains Retreat used to come to see the Realised One, and we would receive those meditating monks for assembling and seeing the Realised One. But after the Fortunate One has passed way, reverend Sir, we will not receive those meditating monks for assembling and seeing the


  • MN 12 From… Mahāsīhanādasutta: The Greater Discourse on the Lion’s Roar—Purification
    MN 12 From… Mahāsīhanādasutta: The Greater Discourse on the Lion’s Roar—Purification

    There are certain recluses and brahmins whose doctrine and view is this: ‘Purification comes about through food.’


  • MN 85 From… Bodhirājakumārasutta: With Prince Bodhi
    MN 85 From… Bodhirājakumārasutta: With Prince Bodhi

    …After eating solid food and gathering my strength, quite secluded from sensual pleasures, secluded from unskillful qualities, I entered and remained in the first absorption … second absorption … third absorption … fourth absorption. When my mind had immersed in samādhi like this—purified, bright, flawless, rid of corruptions, pliable, workable, steady, and imperturbable—I extended it


  • Iti 112 Loka Sutta: The World
    Iti 112 Loka Sutta: The World

    This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the Tathāgata is detached from the world. Monks, the origin of the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the origin of


  • SN 6.15 Parinibbānasutta: Final Extinguishment
    SN 6.15 Parinibbānasutta: Final Extinguishment

    At one time the Buddha was staying between a pair of sal trees in the sal forest of the Mallas at Upavattana near Kusinārā at the time of his final extinguishment. Then the Buddha said to the mendicants: “Come now, mendicants, I say to you all: ‘Conditions fall apart. Persist with diligence.’” These were the


  • Iti 84 Bahujanahitasutta: For the Welfare of the People
    Iti 84 Bahujanahitasutta: For the Welfare of the People

    This was said by the Buddha, the Perfected One: that is what I heard. “Three people, mendicants, arise in the world for the welfare and happiness of the people, for the benefit, welfare, and happiness of gods and humans. What three? It’s when a Realized One arises in the world, perfected, a fully awakened Buddha,


  • SN 22.58 Sammāsambuddhasutta: The Fully Awakened Buddha
    SN 22.58 Sammāsambuddhasutta: The Fully Awakened Buddha

    At Sāvatthī. “Mendicants, a Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha is freed by not grasping, due to disillusionment, dispassion, and cessation regarding form. They’re called a fully awakened Buddha. A mendicant freed by wisdom is also freed by not grasping, due to disillusionment, dispassion, and cessation regarding form. They’re called a mendicant


  • MN 92 From Selasutta: With Sela
    MN 92 From Selasutta: With Sela

    The Brahmin Sela:…Your eyes are clear, your face is fair,you’re formidable, upright, majestic.In the midst of the Saṅgha of ascetics,you shine like the sun. You’re a mendicant fine to see,with skin of golden sheen.But with such excellent appearance,what do you want with the ascetic life? You’re fit to be a king,a wheel-turning monarch, chief of


  • Iti 100 Brāhmaṇadhammayāgasutta: The Dhamma-offering
    Iti 100 Brāhmaṇadhammayāgasutta: The Dhamma-offering

    This was said by the Lord, said by the Arahant, so I heard: “Bhikkhus, I am a brahmin, ever accessible to entreaties, open-handed, one bearing his last body, an unsurpassed physician and surgeon. You are my own legitimate sons, born from my mouth, born of Dhamma, fashioned by Dhamma, heirs of Dhamma, not heirs of


  • MN 12 From Mahāsīhanādasutta: The Longer Discourse on the Lion’s Roar—A Spiritual Path
    MN 12 From Mahāsīhanādasutta: The Longer Discourse on the Lion’s Roar—A Spiritual Path

    “…Sāriputta, I recall having practiced a spiritual path consisting of four factors. I used to be a self-mortifier, the ultimate self-mortifier. I used to live rough, the ultimate rough-liver. I used to live in disgust at sin, the ultimate one living in disgust at sin. I used to be secluded, in ultimate seclusion. And this


  • DN 16 From… Mahāparinibbānasutta: The Great Discourse on the Buddha’s Extinguishment—Such Is Ethics
    DN 16 From… Mahāparinibbānasutta: The Great Discourse on the Buddha’s Extinguishment—Such Is Ethics

    …And while staying there at the Vulture’s Peak the Buddha often gave this Dhamma talk to the mendicants: “Such is ethics, such is immersion, such is wisdom. When immersion is imbued with ethics it’s very fruitful and beneficial. When wisdom is imbued with immersion it’s very fruitful and beneficial. When the mind is imbued with


  • AN 3.103 Pubbevasambodhasutta: Before Awakening
    AN 3.103 Pubbevasambodhasutta: Before Awakening

    “Mendicants, before my awakening—when I was still unawakened but intent on awakening—I thought: ‘What’s the gratification in the world? What’s the drawback? What’s the escape?’ Then it occurred to me: ‘The pleasure and happiness that arise from the world: this is its gratification. That the world is impermanent, suffering, and perishable: this is its drawback.


  • Snp 3.2 Padhānasutta: Exertion
    Snp 3.2 Padhānasutta: Exertion

    To me—     my mind resolute in exertion     near the river Nerañjarā,     making a great effort,     doing jhāna     to attain rest from the yoke— Nāmuci came,     speaking words of compassion:“You are ashen, thin.     Death is in     your presence.Deathhas 1,000 parts of you.Only one partis your life.Live, good sir!Life is better.          Alive,     you can do     acts of merit.Your living the holy lifeand performing the fire sacrificewill heap up


  • Snp 3.1  Pabbajjāsutta: The Going Forth
    Snp 3.1  Pabbajjāsutta: The Going Forth

    I will praise the Going Forth,how he went forth, the One with Eyes,how he reasoned and chose the Going Forth.     “Household life is confining,          a realm of dust,     while going forth          is the open air.”Seeing this, he went forth. On going forth,     he avoided evil deeds in body.     Abandoning verbal misconduct,     he purified his livelihood.Then he, the Buddha, went to Rājagaha,the mountain


  • MN 26 From Ariyapariyesanāsutta: The Noble Search—Seeking the Unborn
    MN 26 From Ariyapariyesanāsutta: The Noble Search—Seeking the Unborn

    “…Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still only an unenlightened Bodhisatta, I too, being myself subject to birth, sought what was also subject to birth; being myself subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement, I sought what was also subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement. Then I considered thus: ‘Why, being


  • AN 3.39 Sukhumālasutta: A Delicate Lifestyle
    AN 3.39 Sukhumālasutta: A Delicate Lifestyle

    “My lifestyle was delicate, mendicants, most delicate, extremely delicate. In my father’s home, lotus ponds were made just for me. In some, blue water lilies blossomed, while in others, there were pink or white lotuses, just for my benefit. I only used sandalwood from Kāsī, and my turbans, jackets, sarongs, and upper robes also came


  • SN 6.1 Ayācana Sutta The Discourse on Brahmā’s Request
    SN 6.1 Ayācana Sutta The Discourse on Brahmā’s Request

    This is how I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying in the province of Uruvelā on the Nerañjarā river bank at the foot of the Goatherd’s Banyan tree, just after the Blessed One had become fully enlightened. Then, while the Blessed One was alone in meditation, a thought occurred in his mind


  • MN 123 From Acchariyaabbhutasutta: Incredible and Amazing—Proclamation
    MN 123 From Acchariyaabbhutasutta: Incredible and Amazing—Proclamation

    “…I have learned this in the presence of the Buddha: ‘As soon as he’s born, the being intent on awakening stands firm with his own feet on the ground. Facing north, he takes seven strides with a white parasol held above him, surveys all quarters, and makes this dramatic proclamation: “I am the foremost in


  • AN 1.170 from Ekapuggalavagga: One Person
    AN 1.170 from Ekapuggalavagga: One Person

    “One person, mendicants, arises in the world for the welfare and happiness of the people, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, welfare, and happiness of gods and humans. What one person? The Realized One, the perfected one, the fully awakened Buddha. This is the one person, mendicants, who arises in the world


  • MN 123 From Acchariyaabbhutasutta: Incredible and Amazing—Birth
    MN 123 From Acchariyaabbhutasutta: Incredible and Amazing—Birth

    “…I have learned this in the presence of the Buddha: ‘When the being intent on awakening emerges from his mother’s womb, then—in this world with its gods, Māras and Brahmās, this population with its ascetics and brahmins, gods and humans—an immeasurable, magnificent light appears, surpassing the glory of the gods. Even in the boundless desolation


  • Thag 3.15: The Verses of Arahant Hārita (261-263)
    Thag 3.15: The Verses of Arahant Hārita (261-263)

    261. If one thinks to do things later that should’ve been done before he will miss the chance to gain happiness. He will be remorseful later. 262. One should say only what one would do; one should not say what one will not do. Wise people do not praise those who talk but don’t act


  • AN 5.178 From Rājāsutta: Kings
    AN 5.178 From Rājāsutta: Kings

    “…What do you think, mendicants? Have you ever seen or heard of a person who has given up alcoholic drinks that cause negligence, and then the kings have them arrested for that, and execute, imprison, or banish them, or do what the case requires?” “No, sir.” “Good, mendicants! I too have never seen or heard


  • Dhp 188–192 From… Buddhavaggo: The Chapter about the Buddha
    Dhp 188–192 From… Buddhavaggo: The Chapter about the Buddha

    Many people shaken by fear go for refuge


  • AN 8.1 Mettāsutta: Loving-Kindness
    AN 8.1 Mettāsutta: Loving-Kindness

    Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus: “Bhikkhus!” “Venerable sir!” those bhikkhus replied. The Blessed One said this: “Bhikkhus, when the liberation of the mind by loving-kindness has been pursued, developed, and cultivated, made a vehicle