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Re: [Pali] Angulimala

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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 1 of 9 , Apr 7, 2002
    • 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 2 of 9 , Apr 8, 2002
        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
        >
        > Dimitry
        >
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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!
        Message 3 of 9 , Apr 13, 2002
          I just noticed that Viraga, the fading away of lust,
          is an anagram of Viagra. :-)

          -fk


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        • yuzhonghao
          Message 4 of 9 , Apr 13, 2002
            :-)

            --- In Pali@y..., frank kuan <fcckuan@y...> wrote:
            >
            > I just noticed that Viraga, the fading away of lust,
            > is an anagram of Viagra. :-)
            >
            > -fk
            >
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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 5 of 9 , Apr 25, 2002
              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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