Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka

by I. B. Horner | 2014 | 386,194 words | ISBN-13: 9781921842160

The English translation of the Khandhaka: the second book of the Pali Vinaya Pitaka, one of the three major ‘baskets’ of Therevada canonical literature. It is a collection of various narratives. The English translation of the Vinaya-pitaka (third part, khandhaka) contains many Pali original words, but transliterated using a system similar to the I...

On the truths at Koṭigāma

Kd.6.29.1 Then the Lord approached Koṭigāma. The Lord stayed there at Koṭigāma. Then the Lord addressed the monks, saying: “Monks, it is by not understanding, not penetrating BD.4.315 the four ariyan truths that there is this long long running-on and faring-on both for me and for you. What four? Monks, it is through not understanding, not penetrating the ariyan truth of ill that there is this long long running-on and faring-on both for me and for you. Monks, it is through not under-standing, not penetrating the ariyan truth of the uprising of ill, the ariyan truth of the stopping of ill, the ariyan truth of the course leading to the stopping of ill that there is this long long running-on and faring-on both for me and for you.

Kd.6.29.2 “Therefore, monks, if the ariyan truth of ill Vin.1.231 is understood, is penetrated, if the ariyan truth of the uprising of ill … if the ariyan truth of the stopping of ill … if the ariyan truth of the course leading to the stopping of ill is understood and penetrated, then cut off is the craving for becoming,[1] destroyed is the conduit for becoming,[2] there is not now again-becoming.”

Not seeing the four ariyan truths as they really are
Long is the journey fared-on in birth after birth;
When these are seen, removed is the conduit for becoming,
The root of ill cut off, there is not now again-becoming.[3]

Footnotes and references:

1.

bhavataṇhā.

2.

bhavanetti.

3.

To here from 28.1 = DN.ii.84–91.

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