The Discipline of Transcendence Vol 1 ~ 01

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event type discourse
date & time 21 Aug 1976 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle TRANS101
Reader of the sutras: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
The Buddha said:
To be free from the passions and to be calm, this is the most excellent way.
Those who leave their parents, go out of the home, understand the mind, reach the source, and comprehend the immaterial, are called shramanas.
Those who observe the precepts of morality, who are pure and spotless in their behaviour, and who exert themselves for the attainment of the fruits of saintship are called arhats.
Next is the anagamin. At the end of his life, the spirit of the anagamin ascends to the heaven and obtains arhatship.
Next is the skridagamin. The skridagamin ascends to the heaven (after his death), comes back to the earth once more, and then attains arhatship.
Next is the srotapanna. The srotapanna dies seven times and is born seven times, when he finally attains arhatship.
By the severance of passions is meant that like the limbs severed they are never again made use of.


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