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  • Piya Tan
    Pali friends, I m doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on Who was Angulimala? (probably an article in a journal or
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 6, 2002
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      Pali friends,

      I'm doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on
      "Who was Angulimala?" (probably an article in a journal or anthology).

      Can anyone give me its exact reference. I'll be most grateful.

      Thanks.

      P.
    • redxfist@aol.com
      Angulimala...he was a student...got betrayed by his classmate and then his teacher...went a bit mad and was stopped by the Buddha. He became a monk and then
      Message 2 of 9 , Apr 6, 2002
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        Angulimala...he was a student...got betrayed by his classmate and then his
        teacher...went a bit mad and was stopped by the Buddha. He became a monk and
        then an Arahata. Angulimala means, necklace of fingers.
      • Bruce Burrill
        ... Who was Angulimala is found in Richard Gombrich s excellent HOW BUDDHISM BEGAN, pub by Athlone, 1996.
        Message 3 of 9 , Apr 7, 2002
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          At 02:42 PM 4/7/02 +0800, you wrote:
          >Pali friends,
          >
          >I'm doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on
          >"Who was Angulimala?" (probably an article in a journal or anthology).
          >
          >Can anyone give me its exact reference. I'll be most grateful.


          "Who was Angulimala" is found in Richard Gombrich's excellent HOW BUDDHISM
          BEGAN, pub by Athlone, 1996.

          http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121508126/qid=1018166639/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-4136751-6853609



          >Thanks.
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        • Piya Tan
          Bruce, Thanks for the info. Sukhi. P.
          Message 4 of 9 , Apr 7, 2002
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            Bruce,

            Thanks for the info.

            Sukhi.

            P.

            Bruce Burrill wrote:

            > At 02:42 PM 4/7/02 +0800, you wrote:
            > >Pali friends,
            > >
            > >I'm doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on
            > >"Who was Angulimala?" (probably an article in a journal or anthology).
            > >
            > >Can anyone give me its exact reference. I'll be most grateful.
            >
            > "Who was Angulimala" is found in Richard Gombrich's excellent HOW BUDDHISM
            > BEGAN, pub by Athlone, 1996.
            >
            > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121508126/qid=1018166639/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/002-4136751-6853609
            >
            > >Thanks.
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          • ������� ��������� (Dimitry Ivakhnenko)
            Piya, PT I m doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on PT Who was Angulimala? (probably an article in a journal or
            Message 5 of 9 , Apr 7, 2002
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            • Piya Tan
              Dimitry, Thanks for you info. Actually I was looking for Gombrich s How Buddhism Began which contains the ground-breaking article on Angulimala. Anyway I
              Message 6 of 9 , Apr 8, 2002
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                Dimitry,

                Thanks for you info. Actually I was looking for Gombrich's "How Buddhism Began" which contains
                the ground-breaking article on Angulimala. Anyway I find your info useful in other ways.

                P.

                "Äìèòðèé Èâàõíåíêî (Dimitry Ivakhnenko)" wrote:

                > Piya,
                >
                > PT> I'm doing a study of Angulimala. Some time back I came across an article on
                > PT> "Who was Angulimala?" (probably an article in a journal or anthology).
                >
                > There are several articles on the net:
                >
                > http://www.metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya/Majjhima2/086-angulimala-e1.htm
                > http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/buddhism/story/angulimala.html
                > http://www.zip.com.au/~lyallg/Angulimata.htm
                > http://www.buddhanet.net/29lbud.htm
                > http://www.dragoncliffzencenter.org/Angulimala.htm
                > http://www.goldenlandpages.com/hotspots/buddhism/38.htm
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              • frank kuan
                I just noticed that Viraga, the fading away of lust, is an anagram of Viagra. :-) -fk __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo!
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                  I just noticed that Viraga, the fading away of lust,
                  is an anagram of Viagra. :-)

                  -fk


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                • yuzhonghao
                  Message 8 of 9 , Apr 13, 2002
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                    :-)

                    --- In Pali@y..., frank kuan <fcckuan@y...> wrote:
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                    > I just noticed that Viraga, the fading away of lust,
                    > is an anagram of Viagra. :-)
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                  • Sharon Khoo
                    Hi Pali Friends, I hardly write but i saw this in one of my mail and thought i shud share with all on Angulimala. With Metta Sharon Mallika Khoo ANGULIMALA AND
                    Message 9 of 9 , Apr 25, 2002
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                      Hi Pali Friends,

                      I hardly write but i saw this in one of my mail and
                      thought i shud share with all on Angulimala.

                      With Metta
                      Sharon Mallika Khoo



                      ANGULIMALA AND THE BUDDHA'S CHIEF BEFEFACTORS



                      ANGULIMALA



                      It was in the 20th year that the Buddha converted the
                      notorious murderer Angulimala. Ahimsaka (Innocent)
                      was his original name. He belonged to a distinguished
                      family, and was the most illustrious and favourite
                      pupil of his renowned teacher.



                      Unfortunately his associates grew jealous of him,
                      concocted a false story, and succeeded in poisoning
                      the teacher against him. The enraged teacher, without
                      any investigation, contrived to put an end to his life
                      by ordering him to fetch a thousand fingers as a
                      present. In obedience to the teacher, though with
                      great reluctance, he repaired to the forest and
                      started killing people to collect fingers for the
                      necessary offering. Later he wore a garland of these
                      fingers to ascertain the number, hence the name
                      Angulimala.



                      When he had collected 999 fingers, and was ready to
                      complete the number, the Buddha appeared on the scene.
                      Angulimala made a vain attempt to kill the Buddha, but
                      was eventually converted to the noble Dhamma and was
                      admitted into the Order. One day as he went on his
                      alms-round he saw a woman in travail. Moved by
                      compassion he reported this pathetic case to the
                      Buddha who then taught the Angulimala Paritta which
                      runs as follows: -



                      “Sister, since I was born in the Ariyan clan, I know
                      not that I consciously destroyed the life of any
                      living being. By this truth may you be whole, and may
                      your child be whole!”



                      He studied this Paritta, and going to the presence of
                      the suffering sister sat on a seat separated from her
                      by a screen, and made this Act of Truth. Instantly she
                      was delivered of the child with great ease. The
                      efficacy of this Paritta persists to this day.



                      In due course Venerable Angulimala attained
                      Arahantship.



                      The remaining twenty-five years were spent in Savatthi
                      at the Jetavana Monastery, built by Anathapindika, the
                      millionaire, and at Pubbarama, built by Visakha, the
                      chief benefactress of the Buddha.




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