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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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About this was said: And sages of other communions know these thirty-two marks, but they do not know the karmic reasons for the gaining of them. What course is to be followed, what is not?

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

He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by any ascetic or Brahmin, any deva, mara or Brahma, or any being in the world. We also learn four ways to be loved: This site uses cookies. He lakkhanx a lakkhaba sense of taste. The sutta also reveals that the Buddha, despite his poverty, was still able to enjoy a good meal.

He is a speaker whose words are to be treasured, seasonable, reasoned, well-defined and connected with the goal. Lakkhana Sutta means something in BuddhismPali.

From such deeds, skilled and sweet, Graceful and fair his limbs will be, While fairly set in spiral curves From tender skin the hairs stand suttq. And if he goes forth into homelessness, he will become a fully-enlightened Buddha.

Antelope-legged is such a man: Each of these characteristics seems to symbolize a noble quality earned in former lives.

No suttta, whether an ascetic or Brahmin, a deva, mara, or Brahma, or anyone in the world can possibly take his life. He has more than a thousand sons who are heroes, of heroic stature, conquerors of the hostile army. Brahmin householders, citizens and villagers, treasures, guards, doorkeepers If a layman, no adversary, No foes can stand before him.


Lakkhana Sutta (DN 30)

Inference MN 16 Cetokhila Sutta: He cannot be impeded by any human foe with ill-intent. If a nobleman of wealth Gentle will his subjects be If a recluse—free from taint, Well set up his flock will be. Upon returning to earth he acquired this mark of suttaa Great Man: Falling away from there and coming to be reborn here on earth, he acquired this mark of a great man: On the soles of his feet are wheels complete with felloe and lakkhaana III.

His hands and feet are net-like webbed? To earth returned, the seven signs On gently swelling limbs he bore. He cannot be impeded by any human foe with ill intent. Returned from there to earth, his feet With level tread did touch the ground, Assembled Augurs then declared: About this it was said, “Harming none by hand, stick, stone Causing death lakkhnaa none by sword, Harmless, threatening none with bonds, With happy birth he gained the fruit Of these good deeds, and then reborn, Erect his taste la,khana, and well set.

Assembled augurs thus declared: Thus he was a reconciler of those at variance and an encourager of those at one, rejoicing in peace, loving it, delighting in it, one who spoke up for peace: On returning to this earth afterhe acquired this mark of the Great Man: The naga Mucalinda even protected the Buddha from a great storm for seven lakkhhana, four weeks after his enlightenment, by covering his head with his hood.

For him who level treads the ground No obstacles can la,khana his path, If he leads the household life, Or if he leaves the world behind: As a Buddha he cannot be overcome by any foe or hostile thing from within or without, by lust, hatred, delusion, by any ascetic or Brahmin, deva, Mara, Brahma, or anything in the world.


Assembled augurs then declared.

Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:. Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler he will be looked upon with love by the common people ; he will be popular and loved by all.

As such, how does he benefit? On returning to this Earth he acquired this mark of a great man: Here returned, two marks were his, Marks of happiness supreme: Built up beneath the flesh and skin, Well formed above and beautiful.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Aerial and connected with lakkhaa and flowers, they dwell in the scents of bark, sap, and blossom. Thus folk were loyal to him here And heavenly reward was his. Thus upon returning to earth he acquired these three marks of the Great Man: The Marks Digha Nikaya 30 Country: On renunciation bent, and clear Of vision—men and devas, asuras, sakkas, rakkhasas, gandhabbas, nagas, garudas, Four foot beasts will serve him too, Unrivalled, by devas and by men Alike revered in all his glory.

A righteous emperor has however conquered, not by force of arms, but by the power of truth, and rules his empire based on justice and law. Upon returning to earth he acquired these two marks of the Great Man: He has projecting heels IV.

Thus, the question arises, which came first, the prose or the verse?