Sutta Study Program MN Page 1 of 1. Study Guide for MN Ariyapariyesana Sutta. Discourse on the Noble Search. Discourses 26, 4, 19, and The Pali text of Majjhima Nikaya, Sutta The Buddha describes the method of his quest for Nibbana as consisting of avoiding that which was, like himself at. Pali Canon – Ariyapariyesana Sutta. by Sangharakshita. The Ariyapariyesana Sutta Seminar. Held at Padmaloka in July-August Those present: Urgyen.

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And I saw sentient beings with little dust in their ariyapariyyesana, and some with much dust in their eyes; with keen faculties and with weak faculties, with good qualities and with bad qualities, easy to teach and hard to teach.

Then I said, I too have realised this much and abide in it. I replied him with this verse. So when the Buddha had gone ‘a number of monks approached the venerable Ananda.

He can’t give any undertaking on the Buddha’s behalf, as it were, close as he is. Mendicants, there are these five kinds of sensual stimulation. Their release, was not changeable.

Destroying the feetless one has gone beyond the sight of death.

So Ananda accumulated an enormous number of teachings, he had a very retentive memory. The noontide of that same day Ananda spent with the Buddha at the Pubbarama in the Migaramatupasada and in the evening, after the Buddha had bathed in the Pubbakotthaka, Ananda suggested to him that he might go to Rammakas hermitage.

Having overcome all the sphere of no-thingness attained to abides in the sphere of neither perception nor non-perception.

Having abandoned that striving and gone to abundance, what distinct knowledge and vision above human have you attained. This is the ignoble search. Bhikkhus, this is the ignoble search.

Slaves, men and women, are subject to birth. Then those three would feed all six of us with what they brought back.


One subject to illness searches illness. So after the Buddha’s death he was requested to repeat, to recite, whatever he knew, whatever he remembered, to the other disciples, and they learned from him adding, no doubt, their own recollections too.

It seems a bit odd. There are beings with little defilements, who would fall on account of not hearing the Teaching. Financially supporting the free availability of the Dharma online is a simple gesture for me which maintains a significant resource for others. Word meanings are from the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism.

Pali Canon – Ariyapariyesana Sutta

A subject of defilements, sought after defilements. Anathapindika visits the Buddha, who tells him of the five guilty fears—that begotten by killin Sons and wife are subject to defilements.

This is good ariyapariyeana for a respectable person who wishes to put forth effort in meditation. In the same way, there are ascetics and brahmins who enjoy these five kinds of sensual stimulation without being tied, stupefied, or attached, seeing the drawbacks, and understanding the escape. Subject to death, knowing the danger of death, in search of the deathless noble end of the yoke attained extinction. Someone who is tied, stupefied, and attached to such things, themselves liable to corruption, seeks what is also liable to corruption.

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The best he can say, or the most he can say, is ‘probably you would get a chance of hearing a talk on dhamma face to face with the Lord. Subject to illness, why should I seek illness. One was in the Jeta Grove, a residence built for him by Anathapindika, and the other was a place called ‘the house with the peaked gable’, you could say, which had been built by a wealthy female lay-supporter. Knowledge and vision arose in me: They said, No, venerable sir.

Pleasant agreeable smells arousing fondness cognizable by nose consciousness. Someone who is tied, stupefied, and attached to such things, themselves liable to falling sick, seeks what is also liable to fall sick.


What things are subject to defilements?. So Ananda is supposed to be speaking: I claimed to know and see, and so did others. Again the bhikkhu, over coming, thoughts and thought processes, the mind internally settled and brought to one point, will be without thoughts and thought processes. I, a subject to defiling, knowing its dangers, was searching the not defiling noble end of the suttta and attained extinction.

What I value about Free Buddhist Audio is the range of talks and texts from the past, right up to the present day. But for a third time they said to me: But people like attachment, they love it and enjoy it. Here a certain one subject to birth, knowing its dangers searches the not decaying noble end of the yoke extinction. Bhikkhus, I could convince the fivefold bhikkhus.

MN The Noble Search—Bhikkhu Sujato

So the teaching that I know, you know, and the aroyapariyesana that you know, I know. Before long I realised that Teaching and abode. Pleasant agreeable sounds arousing fondness cognizable by ear consciousness.

And if I were to teach the Dhamma, others might not understand me, which would be wearying and troublesome for me. Bhikkhus, as I approached, the fivefold bhikkhus, they could not keep to their settlement.

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So ‘it is good if we, reverend Ananda, got a chance of hearing a talk on dhamma face to face with the Lord. Slaves men and women, are subject to defilements. Gold and silver are subject to grief. Under whom do you lead the holy life, who is your Teacher and whose Teaching appeals to you?