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Co Mahaaraahulovaadasutta 26 B

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  • nina van gorkom
    Commentary 26 B: Relevant Sutta Passage: Aana-apaanassati.m, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavehi. Rahula, cultivate the development of mindfulness on in and out
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      Commentary 26 B:
      Relevant Sutta Passage:

      Aana-apaanassati.m, Raahula, bhaavana.m bhaavehi.
      Rahula, cultivate the development of mindfulness on in and out
      breathing.

      Words:

      pucchati; to ask
      pa~nho: question
      vitthaareti: explain in detail.
      aanisa.msa (m) :
      aakaara: condition, quality, appearance, way.
      neyyapuggala: person who needs guidance.
      parini.t.thaapeti: to bring to an end, accomplish.

      Text Commentary:

      idaani therena pucchita.m pa~nha.m vitthaarento aanaapaanassatintiaadimaaha.

      Now the Buddha, when he explained in detail the question asked by the
      venerable Rahula, said, ³Mindfulness of breathing...² and so on.

      tattha ida.m kamma.t.thaana~nca kamma.t.thaanabhaavanaa ca paa.liattho ca
      saddhi.m aanisa.msakathaaya sabbo sabbaakaarena
      This meditation subject, its development and the meaning of the text, has
      been explained in all aspects together with the exposition of its benefit,

      visuddhimagge anussatiniddese vitthaaritoyeva.
      in the section on Recollections in the Visuddhimagga.

      ima.m desana.m bhagavaa neyyapuggalavaseneva parini.t.thaapesiiti.

      The Buddha finished this discourse (spoken) for a person who needed guidance
      *.

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      English:

      Now the Buddha, when he explained in detail the question asked by the
      venerable Rahula, said, ³Mindfulness of breathing...² and so on.
      This meditation subject, its development and the meaning of the text, has
      been explained in all aspects together with the exposition of its benefit,
      in the section on Recollections in the Visuddhimagga.
      The Buddha finished this discourse (spoken) for a person who needed
      guidance *.
      ____________
      *In the Puggala Pa~n~natti, it is explained that there are four types of
      persons: One who attains enlightenment quickly at the beginning of a
      discourse (vipacita~n~nuu). One who attains after a more detailed
      explanation (uggha.tita~n~nuu). One who needs more guidance (neyyapuggala).
      One who understands the Dhamma but does not attain enlightenment
      (padaparama).

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      End of the Commentary to the Mahaaraahulovaadasutta.
      Nina.
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