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Lakkhana Sutta. The thirtieth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. It gives an account of the thirty two special marks of the superman (mahāpurisalakkhanāni) which signify. DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man. The Lord said: ‘There are, monks, these thirty-two marks peculiar to a Great Man. That Great Man who. Lakkhana Suttanta, Written by T. W. and C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Hits: You are here: Home · Digha Nikaya · Pathikavaggapali; DN30 Lakkhana Sutta.

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He cannot be impeded by any human foe with ill-intent. Click here to login or click here to become a member. That is his benefit as a ruler.


He has a perfect sense of taste. Whatever he touches with the tip of his tongue he tastes in his throat, and the taste is dispersed everywhere. Whatever he touches sutts the tip of his tongue he tastes in his throat, and the taste is dispersed everywhere.

Thus have i heard.

His eyes are deep blue. He has high-raised ankles VIII.

DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man –

In the defn of As a ruler, how does he benefit? His body hairs are separate, one to each pore. He has a large retinue: These things he wished for others that they might keep and never lose.


His body lzkkhana grows upwards, bluish-black like collyruim, growing in rings to the right. Projecting heals, long fingers and toes, and a divinely straight lakkhaana. Being endowed with this mark, as a ruler, how does he benefit?

Aerial and connected with trees and flowers, they dwell in the scents of bark, sap, and blossom.

As such, how does he benefit? In summary this sutta was given by Buddha to his monks.

Falling away from there and coming to be reborn here on earth, he acquired this mark of a great man: Then Buddha explained the role of kamma that result in these 32 marks to appear in the great man as well as the resultant benefit of the marks below: About that it was said: Now he can unbending stand And touch his knees with both his hands, And his tree like girth and height Is the fruit of virtuous deeds.

His canine teeth are very bright. Abandoning malicious speech, he does not repeat there what he has heard here to the detriment of these, or repeat here what he has heard there to the detriment of those. Here returned, two marks were his, Marks of happiness supreme: From such deeds, skilled surta sweet, Graceful and fair his limbs will eutta, While fairly set in spiral curves From tender lakkhsna the hairs stand up.


A Buddha, the sutta says, draws back the veil from the world lakkahna implying that the world is veiled or obscured from sight.

Lakkhana Sutta; 1 Definition(s)

He has a Brahma-like voice, like that of the Karavika-bird. The seven treasures represent seven essential qualities of a righteous emperor: After death upon returning to this earth, he acquired this mark of the Great Man: But if he goes forth from the household life into homelessness renunciation lakkhana become a monkhe will become an Arahant, a fully-enlightened Buddha, who has drawn back the veil from the world. We discussed the thirty-two marks of a great man and the laokhana treasures of a righteous emperor in sutta Returned from there to earth, his feet With level tread did touch the ground, Assembled Augurs then declared: