Saturday, May 26, 2012

Maha Buddhavamsa - Expounding Maha Saccaka Sutta

Maha Buddhavamsa
The Great Chronicle of The Buddhas
by Tipitakadhara Mingun Sayadaw

Expounding Maha Saccaka Sutta

Sermon spoken to Saccaka above is Cula
Saccaka Sutta. This is not the only one Sutta that expounded
by the Tathagata; Maha Saccaka Sutta also spoken to him
later. Maha Saccaka Sutta story about two
types of meditation, namely, the contemplation of the physical body and
contemplation of the mind, and two kinds of people, namely, Sammulha
Puggala which means 'confused people' and Asammulha Puggala
which means 'people who do not have any confusion.' Explanation
further can refer to the Pali Canon Mulapànnàsa.

Natural talent

Tathagata preaches the Cula Saccaka Sutta and Maha Saccaka Sutta.
Cula Sutta Saccaka length one piece when it was read on
 Council of Buddhist while the Maha Saccaka Sutta length of the
half as recited in Buddhist Council. Though
Tathagata preached the sermon and advice that lengthy,
Saccaka not reach the level of the Way and the fruit of any kind, nor
receive ordination. It does not even take refuge in the Three
Gems. A question will arise about for what
Tathagata expound Sutta at length?
Tathagata preaches the sermon was to plant the seed
of Noble Truths that will bring him Roads and
The fruit, when the time comes. These are discussed in
detailed: Tathagata feel that Saccaka does not have
sufficient condition for achieving the Way and the fruit in
that life time. But, he will reach the sanctity Arahatta
two hundred years after Buddha Parinibbana when Sasana
is in its development peak in Sihala (Sri
Lanka). He will be born in a family of a minister; after

adult, he would become a monk, and after studying
Tipitaka and practicing Vipassana meditation, he will reach
Arahatta-Phala complete with Patisambhida Nana. He will
known as Thera Kala Buddha Rakkhita. See the
future through knowledge of the future, Anagata Nana,
Tathagata instilled into his inner seed of truth
that will grow naturally with time.
When the Sasana is being developed in Sihala, he died
from heaven and be reborn in the family of a
minister in a village that is a source of food for
a large monastery called Dakkhinagiri. As an adult,
He received ordination and studied the Tipitaka. Finally he
holds the status of a senior monk in charge of
one part in Samgha. One day, he went with many
other students facing the ordination, which is responsible
menahbiskannya responsibility.
The ordination has decided to reprimand students, Buddha
Rakkhita, for neglecting to exercise freedom, although
He has studied the Tipitaka. Therefore, the teacher decided
not to sit face to face with his students.
The next day, he came to where his teacher, Kala Thera
Rakkhita Buddha asked his teacher, "Venerable ...
now I see you after studying all the books,
but you seem not willing to see me.
What is my fault? "
His teacher gives the answer, "Buddha Rakkhita... do
you think you have completed all the tasks of a
monk just because you have learn the Five Nikaya
and the Tipitaka?" Then, he expects more instruction
further by asking, "Lord ... if so, what
should I do? " His ordinator gave the following instruction,
"You must release all liability for your followers
(Ganapatibodha) that inhibit your progress, and cut
all the remaining defilements by resigning and

go to Cetiya Mountain to serve in total as
Dhamma monk, that is meditation.
Thera Kala Buddha Rakkhita do what advised by his
teacher, and finally he reached the top, Patisambhida
Arahanta. He stayed in Cetiya Mountain in the middle of
his disciples, and became a teacher for the king and the ordinary

King Tissa Listen to His Sermons

At that time, King Tissa was spending the uposatha day at
a cave known as Cave King on Cetiya Hill. He
instruct to a monk who served Venerable
Kala Buddha Rakkhita, "Ven ... please let me know when
Venerable Kala Buddha Rakhita was responding to questions
or expound the Dhamma. "On the day of the Dhamma exposition,
Kala Buddha Rakkhita entered the pagoda Kandhaka and
sitting on a Dhamma throne prepared under the ebony
Kala Buddha Rakkhita reads the opening stanza and immediately
began to expound the Kala Karama Sutta as found in
Pali Book Catukka Nipatta Anguttara. Monks who serve
Thera promptly met King Tissa and informed him about
Dhamma exposition by Thera.
King Tissa arrived at the Dhamma exposition while Thera still
read the opening stanza. He stood up and listen
sermon from the back of the audience by posing as
ordinary people up to the third guard that night. He said
"Sadhu, Sadhu" at the end of the sermon. Thera recognize the king
and said, "How long have you there? '" Venerable ... since
commencement sermon "he replied. When Thera said, "My lord ...
You have bothered. "The king replied seriously," The
Venerable, did not bother me to stand up and
listen to sermons for one night, in fact, I have
record every word and follow the sermon without my mind

digress a moment from beginning to end. I swear that
my statement is true: if I lie, let me fall from
my power on the island of Sihala, without having power over
small patch of land about the size of the end of the whip. "Thus
he vowed with firmly and earnestly.
The properties of Buddha that Infinite
Kala Karama Sutta describes the Buddha nature, and
therefore King Tissa asked the Thera, "Venerable ... do
you have to explain all the properties of Buddha or still exist
anymore other properties other than those you mentioned? "Thera
replied, "My lord ... the properties of the Buddha are uncountable,
far more than what has been mentioned. "
The king then pleaded, "Ven please explain ...
with a parable." Thera gave a parable
at the request of the king. "My lord ... if there is an area of ​​paddy fields a thousand
pie (a pie = 1.75 acre covered by five baskets of rice
sown). The number of rice seeds, which are on a stalk
is very small when compared with whole grain
found in all fields; as well as the properties of the Buddha
not yet described is infinitely more than what
I have explained earlier. "(1)
The king said, "Venerable ... please explain with
another parable. "Thera gave the parable as
response to petition of the king. "Like amounts of water can
pass through the pinhole that immersed in the flow of the River
Ganga is nothing compared to the number of all water
flow in large river, as well as the properties of the Buddha
I have explained is nothing when compared with the
not explain. "(2)
The King said, "Venerable ... please provide another
imagery." Thera said," a small finch bird can be
happy to fly in space. Compare the space is covered
by the wings with the extent of space that is not covered by

little wings, tell me which one is more wide? King
replied, "Venerable, how can you ask
that question to me ... Of course the sky is covered by
bird wings are nothing compared to the
space that is not covered. "Thera said," My lord, thus
Similarly, the properties of Buddha who have not disclosed much more
rather than just what I express. "(3)
Then the king said to Thera, "Venerable ... you have
taught very well by comparing the properties
Buddha nature is not limited to unlimited space.
Let me express profound respect for
and thanks to you. We were not able to provide
a decent respect to you. Let me give
my kingdom and my power on the island of Sihala area of ​​three
hundred yojana! This is a sincere gift of a poor man. "
(The king has his kingdom assess and compare
the preaching of the nature of Buddha which are invaluable;
therefore his kingdom as he wanted mendanakan
funds from a poor man).
Thera Kala Buddha Rakkhita said in response to fund
the king, "My lord ... you have, show respect
and deep gratitude to me, and now I
restore the kingdom which thou hast fund to me
and all glory to you with blessings from me;
I sincerely hope that you govern the citizen of
Sihala with great virtue. "
(This Kala Buddha Rakkhita, the Arahanta, has provided
example to the Samgha members. Kingdom and signs of
greatness or royal badge, which funded on the basis of
faith and reverence to the monks should not be
accepted because it is the fixtures and luxury own by
householders. Such funds should be returned to
the contributor).
During the fifth vassa, the Tathagata do the first visit

and the second to the Sihala to advise the raja naga
Culodara and his nephew Mahodara. Buddha visit for the
third time during the eighth rains retreat. We postpone the story
His first two trips in order to combine
three visitation at a time when describing events in the
eighth vassa.


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