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Re: [Pali] Re: Parallel passage

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  • Gunnar Gällmo
    See also Dhammapada, third stanza of the Nirayavagga! Gunnar ... http://us.click.yahoo.com/0Z9NuA/I_qJAA/i1hLAA/b0VolB/TM ... gunnargallmo@yahoo.se
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      See also Dhammapada, third stanza of the Nirayavagga!

      Gunnar

      --- Dhammanando Bhikkhu <dhammanando@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Stephen,
      >
      > > I'm looking for a parallel in Pali for something
      > mentioned
      > > in another text I'm working on. Does anybody know
      > if there
      > > is a passage somewhere in the Tipitaka that speaks
      > of those
      > > who would rather enter into a blazing fire or of
      > lick / cut
      > > off their tongue with a sharp knife / razor etc
      > (or lick a
      > > burning log) rather than doing certain evil things
      > ? I have
      > > a vague recollection of reading something like
      > this once but
      > > really cannot remember if it was from the
      > Tipitaka. Any
      > > suggestions pls !
      >
      >
      > You will find the Bodhisatta represented this way
      > in more than one Jaataka, though I can't immediately
      > recall
      > an example. There are also several passages where
      > the
      > Buddha's admonition to his monks takes the form, "It
      > would
      > be better for you to do X [something that will cause
      > you
      > extraordinary pain], rather than Y [something
      > immoral]. If
      > this is in line with what you are looking for, see
      > the the
      > seven blood-curdling similes of the Aggikkhandhopama
      > Sutta
      > (A. iv. 127-35, also quoted in the Path of
      > Purification I 153-7),
      > and the Vinaya Pi.taka's nidaana to the first and
      > fourth paaraajika offences (Vin. iii. 20-1; & 89).
      >
      > Best wishes,
      >
      > Dhammanando
      >
      >
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