On Fridays at the Buddha Center in Second Life the sangha has been learning about and discussing aspects of the Angulimala Sutta. This talk arose from the. ANGULIMALA SUTTA. uyyojanna. parittam yam bhanantassa,. nisinnatthanadhovanam;. udakampi vinaseti,. sabbameva parissayam. At that time in King Pasenadi’s kingdom of Kosala there was a robber named Angulimala. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living beings.

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When this was said the Blessed One went on, silently.

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At that time he destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even the state. So the lad killed many men to cut the fingers which he made a garland hanging around his neck.

The Angulimala Sutta Angulimala: At that time venerable Angulimala sufta a dependent on morsel food, a forest dweller, a rag robe wearer and confined to three robes. What about compassion for the friends and families affected by the deaths of people; and for the villagers who lived in constant fear? He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living things without mercy.

This is why it is pragmatically useful to engage a sense of situational ethics in these decisions. Lord he should be punished. First posted on What if I ask about it from the recluse?

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Then Angulimala go to Savatthi and approach that woman and tell her. Situational ethics are the intentional actions that arise with an encompassing and corrective view.

Yet venerable sir, how could such virtues come to evil doers, like him? He used skillful means to get King Pasenadi to publicly state his intention to do no harm to a disciple of the Buddha. But the Buddha performed a miracle so that the chasing robber could not catch up with the slowly walking Buddha.

Then all that fear vanished from the king and approached venerable Angulimala and said.

Choices interdependent on culture, context and dispositions; choices whose determination have a firm foundation in moral acceptance and situationally ethical actions.

Ahimsaka kumara was born in the family of Brahmin,—the chaplain of King Kosala and was known in his young age as the Son of Mantani.

The Angulimala Sutta

Brahmin, bear the results of your actions here and now. So, Angulimala, murderer and terrorist undergoes a miraculous change to a harmless bhikkhu. If a stone was thrown, it hit venerable Angulimala.

Eventually the teacher believes the delusions and lies and to rid himself of the perceived danger of Ahimsaka the teacher demands that his student honor him by collecting the little fingers some translations say it was thumbs of people. Let us recite this discourse of protection.


Angulimala Sutta

He destroys hamlets, villages and states killing humans to collect fingers to wear a garland round his neck. This is the moral foundation that arises from the Three Pure Precepts, the intent to act with loving-kindness no matter the circumstances.

He has destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even states. He speaks of the murderer Angulimala and how he has been unable to subdue him.

At that time at the entrance to the palace of king Pasenadi of Kosala was assembled a large gathering, making much noise: Having done many actions leading to birth in hell, touched by the results of actions I partake food without a debt.

Angulimala Sutta – Pali

By this truth may there be well-being for you, and well-being for the conceived foetus”. What if I kill this recluse? Do not hurt me or anybody else for any reason, attain to the highest appeasement and protect the firm and the infirm. There is nothing more to wish. The Blessed One seeing venerable Angulimala approaching in the distance angulimaoa say: To Listen in Myanmar Pali.