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The Buddhas story

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dhammarelax
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The Buddhas story

Postby dhammarelax » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:56 pm

Hi Friends

Is the nice story about the Buddha seeing an ascetic a dead man and an old man and then going forth from the Suttas? What is for you the nicest story in the suttas?

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Even if the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, I will use all my human firmness, human persistence and human striving. There will be no relaxing my persistence until I am the first of my generation to attain full awakening in this lifetime. ed. AN 2.5

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Re: The Buddhas story

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Re: The Buddhas story

Postby katavedi » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:47 pm

“But, Gotamī, when you know of certain things: ‘These things lead to dispassion, not to passion; to detachment, not to attachment; to diminution, not to accumulation; to having few wishes, not to having many wishes; to contentment, not to discontent; to seclusion, not to socializing; to the arousing of energy, not to indolence; to simple living, not to luxurious living’ – of such things you can be certain: ‘This is the Dhamma; this is the Discipline; this is the Master’s Teaching.’”

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Re: The Buddhas story

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:55 pm

Thanks. That's the one I was actually thinking of, but with a quick search I only found the rather abbreviated MN text...

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