Sutta nipáta or, Dialogues and discourses of Gotama Buddha. Tr. with intr. and notes, by sir M. Coomára Swámy


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Pagina 154 - And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats ? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
Pagina 154 - For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Pagina 73 - On another occasion, when asked what was the greatest blessing, Buddha said : ' The succouring of mother and father, the cherishing of child and wife, and the following of a lawful calling, this is the greatest blessing. ' The giving alms, a religious life, aid rendered to relations, blameless acts, this is the greatest blessing.
Pagina viii - Il n'a pas été impeccable; il a vaincu les mêmes passions que nous combattons ; aucun ange de Dieu ne l'a conforté, si ce n'est sa bonne conscience ; aucun Satan ne l'a tenté, si ce n'est celui que chacun porte en son cœur. De même que plusieurs de ses grands côtés sont perdus pour nous par la faute de ses disciples, il est probable aussi que beaucoup de ses fautes ont été dissimulées.
Pagina xxiv - It may be said in favour of Buddhism that no philosophico-religious system has ever upheld, to an equal degree, the notions of a saviour and deliverer, and the necessity of his mission for procuring the salvation of man, in a Buddhist sense.
Pagina xxvi - Atheism, Immortality and Annihilation, involve infinite considerations, which, in my humble opinion, we are so little capable of thoroughly comprehending, that I, though a Theist, am unwilling to apply to a Buddhist a term which is held in reproach. The word Atheist is among us a word of reproach, and I do not like to apply it to those who, so far as I see, do not deny the existence of a God, but only reverentially abstain from defining that which it is impossible to comprehend.
Pagina 107 - Dhp.,' 162, 334, 340. is supposed to be speaking; and has already described the duties of a mendicant, which will be considered separately below (p. 156):— 18. 'Now I tell you of the life which a householder should lead, of the manner in which a disciple should conduct himself well. Such duties as are peculiar to the mendicants cannot be fulfilled by one who has a family. 19. ' Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed^ any lift at all, or sanction the acts of those who do so.
Pagina 21 - 'But we see neither the yoke, nor plough, nor ploughshare, nor goad, nor oxen, of the venerable Gautama. . . . "'Being questioned by us as to your ploughing, speak in such a manner as we may know of your ploughing.
Pagina 74 - ... religious life, aid rendered to relations, blameless acts, this is the greatest blessing. ' The abstaining from sins and the avoiding them, the eschewing of intoxicating drink, diligence in good deeds, reverence and humility, contentment and gratefulness, this is the greatest blessing.
Pagina xxix - The bleak wind of March Made her tremble and shiver; But not the dark arch, Or the black flowing river: Mad from life's history, Glad to death's mystery, Swift to be hurled Anywhere, anywhere Out of the world!

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