Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Digha Nikaya Silakkhandha-vagga Brahmajala Sutta ( DN 1) Contents[show] The Setting Thus have I heard: Once the Lord was. I found a copy of the sutta at the MettaNet – Lanka public domain Tipitaka web site. This is a wonderful resource, but the English translation was done by T. W. While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through.

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That said, I’m not a big fan of Digha Nikaya, as of the entire Pali Canon it seems to be the furthest from actual Buddha words, and more like a later compilation. One must go beyond mind in order to attain Nibbana.

If you were to be angry or displeased at such disparagement, that would only be a hindrance to you. And there they dwell, mind-made, … and they stay like that for a very long time.

Because by dint of keen, resolute, committed, and diligent effort, and right focus I experience an immersion of the heart of such a kind that I recollect my many kinds of past lives, with features and details. He is a speaker whose words are to be treasured, seasonable, reasoned, well-defined and connected with the goal.

Since I, by means of ardour of exertion of application of earnestness of careful thought, can reach such concentration that, rapt in heart, I live in the world perceiving it to be finite-by that I know this. And they fall from that place.

Brahmajala Sutta

Being the first discourse of the first Nikaya, the Brahmajala Great Net is an important discourse. On account of their corrupted minds they become weary in body and mind. But the Blessed One and his monks avoided those practices and occupations. Bakmoon 7, 6 Here, an ascetic or Brahmin is a logician, a reasoner. Just as a skilled fisherman or his apprentice might cover a small piece of water with a fine-meshed net, thinking: The medium section contains a number of moral precepts in the form of certain practices and occupations followed by some schools of brahmins and monks.


They are permanent, everlasting, eternal, imperishable, remaining the same for all eternity. These are the eight grounds on which those ascetics and brahmins assert that the self lives on after death in a non-percipient form. How can I conclude this?

There is another self that has gone totally beyond the dimension of infinite consciousness. But we who were created by him have come to this world as being impermanent, mutable, suttz in duration of life.

Whereas the Buddha, who stand outside the net has found the truth and has transcended the cycle of suffering. Here, they concluded that the gods were eternal, and others were not. They assert the annihilation, eradication, and obliteration of an existing being on seven grounds.

The method was as follows: Sugta knows this, and he also knows other things far beyond far better than those speculations ; and having that knowledge he is not puffed up, and thus untarnished he has, in his own brahnajala, realized the way of escape from them, has understood, as they really are, the rising and passing away of sensations, their sweet taste, their danger, how they cannot be relied on, and not grasping after any of those things men are eager for the Tathagata is quite set free.

Minor Details Of Mere Morality. If you were to be pleased, happy or elated at such praise, that would only be a hindrance to you. Surely he is the Lord and Creator of All. It is clearly seen that Right Livelihood make Sanga less tasks and errands where the tasks and errands are adverse to practicing Dhamma to attain the Nirvana.


And I don’t say it is neither the one, nor the other. The ascetic Gotama refrains from such deception and flattery. When outsiders speak in praise of me, or of the Dhamma, or of the Sangha, you should acknowledge what is factual, saying: This sutta is also called: The second and third parts of the sutta discuss the 62 beliefs ditthi which are clung to by ascetics in India.

Brahmajala Sutta – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. There are some ascetics and brahmins who speak of extinguishment in the present life. No such incident is reported to have happened when other important discourses like Samannaphala sutta were delivered. By this means their minds are corrupted.

Brahmajala Sutta (Theravada)

Proceed to the legacy version of SuttaCentral. But the soul does not by that alone attain to the highest Nibbana. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Namely, when those ascetics and brahmins assert that the self and the cosmos are eternal on brahmajaoa grounds …. I don’t deny it. Another group held that it is neither finite nor infinite, by logical reasoning.

These are the sixteen grounds on which those ascetics and brahmins assert that the self lives on after death in a percipient form. But I know and have experienced it. His words are timely, true, and meaningful, in line with the teaching and training. So, brahkajala Atta and Loka were created without a cause.