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Commentary Quotation Search

Postby sukhamanveti » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:14 pm

Hi.

In the 1990s, while reading a book about Theravada Buddhism, I came across a quotation from one of the commentaries that went something like this: "The Buddha loves all beings equally as he loves his own son, even Dhanapala, even Angulimala, even Devadatta." (This is an approximation, of course.) I have been unable to remember the title of the book it was in and googling hasn't helped me locate the quotation. Does anyone have the exact quotation and the source? It is important to me because it addresses the love of dangerous, hostile beings.

Thank you very much to whoever can help me in this.

Ed
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Commentary Quotation Search

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:25 am


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Re: Commentary Quotation Search

Postby sukhamanveti » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:35 am

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5


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