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  • Jakub Jaroszewski
    For those not familiar with history of Algulimala: He was very bad man, mass-murderer. Tradition tries to lessen his faults saying that his evil deeds were
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 3, 2008
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      For those not familiar with history of Algulimala: He was very bad man, mass-murderer. Tradition tries to lessen his faults saying that his evil deeds were caused by bad circumstances, but some scholars suggest, that in fact he was just evil, sadist man. When he met Buddha (the Buddha went to him intentionaly to purify his mind), he was converted by His power and become a monk. Some people never forgave him for what he did and attack him badly. He went to Buddha bleeding, with damaged robes. Buddha instructed him to accept this suffering - this way he would burn up his faults in this lifetime and he will never come back to samsara. It is said, Angulimala died not long after this, being the fully enlightened Arahat.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angulimala

      If someone is interested in Polish translation of the article, then it was lately added here: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angulimala




      Weasel Tracks pisze:
      "He, who by good deeds covers the evil he has done, illuminates this
      world like the moon freed from clouds." - Buddha
          
      Reminds me of the gatha recited by the monk formerly known as Angulimala:
      
      
      
      He who once lived in negligence
      And then is negligent no more,
      He's the one who brightens this world
        ‹ Like the moon released from a cloud.
      
      Who follows up with wholesome deeds
      Unwholesome deeds he may have done,
      He's the one who brightens this world
        ‹ Like the moon released from a cloud.
      
      Indeed that youthful bhikkhu who
      Pours himself into the Buddha's teaching,
      He's the one who brightens this world
        ‹ Like the moon released from a cloud.
      
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      
      Thag 16.8
      Angulimala Thera
      The Moon Released
      (excerpt)
      Translated from the Pali by
      Andrew Olendzki
      Alternate translation:  Olendzki (excerpt)  Thanissaro
      
      PTS: vv. 871-873
      Source: Transcribed from a file provided by the translator.
      Copyright © 2005 Andrew Olendzki.
      Access to Insight edition © 2005
      
      
       
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    • Timothy J. Schutte
      There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha http://www.amidabuddha.org/news/21Apr2008.html
      Message 2 of 8 , Apr 21, 2008
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        There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going
        all the way, and not starting. - Buddha

        http://www.amidabuddha.org/news/21Apr2008.html

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