Vinaya Texts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... both within and without the town, and within the (borders of my) country. Yet though, Lord, I was thus guarded and protected, I was fearful, anxious, distrustful, and alarmed. But now, Lord, even when in the forest, at the foot of a tree, in solitude, I am without fear or anxiety, trustful and not alarmed; I dwell at ease, subdued1, secure2, with mind as peaceful as an antelope's3. It was when calling this fact to mind, Lord, that I gave utterance over and over again to that cry, " O happiness! O happiness!'" Then the Blessed One, on hearing that, gave utterance at that time to this song: 1 Pannalomo. See our note 2 on Aullavagga I, 6, 1 (above, vol. ii, p. 339). Paradavutto. This is the reading of the Sinhalese MS., and is the correct one. See Oldenberg's note at p. 363 of the edition of the text. Our translation is conjectural. Migabhutena etasa. The meaning of miga in this phrase is not certain; and the figure may be drawn from the careless mind of any animal in its natural state. We have not noticed the idiom elsewhere; but compare the converse figure, bhantamiga-sappa/ibhago sasane anabhirato, at Gataka I, 303, 6. 'The man who harbours no harsh thoughts within him, Who cares not whether things are thus or thus, His state of joy, freedom from grief or care, The very gods obtain not to behold!' I. Now when the Blessed One had stayed at Anupiya as long as he thought fit, he set out on his journey towards Kosambl. And journeying straight on he arrived in due course at Kosambl, and there, at Kosambl, he stayed at the Ghosita Arama. Now the following thought occurred to Devadatta, when he had retired into solitude, and was plunged in meditation: ' Whom now can I so gain over that, he being well pleased with me, much gain...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747291
  • 9781236747297