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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It is indeed wonderful, earlier, I could overtake a running elephant, a running horse, a moving chariot, here running with all my strength, I cannot reach up to this recluse.

Angulimala Sutta

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

Some are tamed with a stick, or hook or whip, I was tamed without a stick or angulikala, by a such like one. First posted on Realizing the impossibility of the glory of the Buddha, Angulimala robber became a convert and was ordained as a monk.

My enemies, listen to the Teaching, be yoked to the Dispensation of the Blessed One. He killing humans collects fingers to wear as suutta garland round his neck.

Then after the alms round and after the meal was over, venerable Angulimala approached the Blessed One worshipped, sat on a side and said to the Blessed One: Then all that fear vanished from the king and approached venerable Angulimala and said.

Ahimsaka performs exceptionally as a student, becomes a favorite of his teacher which causes the arising of fear, anger and hatred in his fellow students.

The Blessed One performed such a psychic intention, that the robber Angulimala pursuing the Blessed One with all his strength would not reach the Blessed One. Private Studies At the Buddha Center, our ordained monastics provide excellent guidance to those with serious intent in preparation to becoming sutfa Buddhist. So the lad killed many men to cut the fingers which he made a garland hanging around his neck.


Do not hurt me or anybody else for any reason, attain to the highest appeasement and protect the firm and the infirm. Since then the Burmese people used to bless the water by reciting this paritta of three stanzas and sprinkle on the head of the pregnant angulimalq who is having difficulty in child-birth.

Buddhist Sutra – Angulimala Sutta

Then it occurred to the robber Angulimala: He has destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even states. Great king, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now. I will throw away demerit for good, hearing your words enjoined with the Teaching. When going the alms round in Savatthi in due order, saw a certain woman with the pains of childbirth, then it occurred to him, indeed beings are defiled.

You are not restrained angulimqla living things, therefore I have stopped and you have not.

And usually it works well. Each choice was made interdependent of the encompassing factors of culture, perceptions and dispositions.

One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and reported the condition to the Buddha. When this was said the Blessed One went on, silently. Indeed it is wonderful, people come along this path in bands of ten, or twenty, or thirty, or forty, or fifty, they all got into my hands, this recluse comes all alone, without another, may be he thinks to overcome me. The Blessed One seeing venerable Angulimala approaching in the distance would say: He stopped and called to the Blessed One.

The Angulimala Sutta

King Kosala publicly notified that the royal army was going to annihilate the robber. He destroys hamlets, villages and states killing humans to collect fingers to wear a garland round his neck.


Venerable sir, I cannot punish him. The Buddha made the choice, interdependent on his own dispositions, needs and culture to ordain Angulimala. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala approached the Blessed One worshipped, sat on a side and said.

Lord, there is a robber Angulimala, in the kingdom.

Angulimala Sutta – Pali

O recluse, even a band of ten, twenty, thirty forty, or even fifty people going along this path were killed by this robber Angulimala. Ethically, as Buddhists, we must strive for an Appropriate View of each situation, while holding to our Appropriate Intent.

When the robber saw the Buddha, he changed his mind from chasing his own mother and attempted to seize the Buddha. My enemies, with patience and aversion dispelled, listen to the Teaching and live according to the Teaching. He used skillful means to get King Pasenadi to publicly state his intention to do no harm to a disciple of the Buddha.

Then the Blssed One knowing that king Pasenadi of Kosala was shivering with fear and that his hairs were standing on end, said thus: What if I ask about it from the recluse? Hearing this, Mantani, the mother of the robber, hurried to her son to warn him. At that time he destroyed complete villages, complete hamlets and even the state.

Indeed beings are defiled. Going the alms round and returning from the alms round and after the meal was over, arranged the dwelling and taking bowl and robes, followed up the path to where Angulimala was.