On Fridays at the Buddha Center in Second Life the sangha has been learning about and discussing aspects of the Angulimala Sutta. This talk arose from the. ANGULIMALA SUTTA. uyyojanna. parittam yam bhanantassa,. nisinnatthanadhovanam;. udakampi vinaseti,. sabbameva parissayam. At that time in King Pasenadi’s kingdom of Kosala there was a robber named Angulimala. He was fierce, with bloody hands, engaged in killing living beings.

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First posted on Brahmin, bear the results of your actions here and now. Eventually the robber had collected the required fingers except the last one. So he decided to cut the last finger from anyone he saw that day.

Brahmin, endure that, on account of the results of your actions you would have been reaping results for many years, for many hundreds of years, for many thousands of years in hell. Ethically, as Buddhists, we must strive for an Appropriate View of each situation, while holding to our Appropriate Intent. These recluses, the sons of the Sakyas talk the truth and are established in the truth: Indeed beings are defiled. At the time he leaves for the university at Taxila he is that laudable person.

The Blessed One performed such a psychic intention, that the robber Angulimala pursuing the Blessed One with all his strength would not reach the Blessed One.

Venerable Angulimala would come to the Blessed One with a split head and blood dripping, with the bowl broken and with robes torn.

If you were to see him like that, what would you do? Then and there the robber threw away his weapons into the depths of the forest, fell at the feet of the Angulmiala One and begged for the going forth.

Quite the show of compassion from the Buddha. Now we have much work to do, we would go.

MN 86 – Angulimala Sutta

He is fierce, with bloody hands, has no compassion for living things, destroys, hamlets, zngulimala and states. How you tame those that could not be tamed with stick or weapon, without stick or weapon.


Then venerable Angulimala putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes went the alms round in Savatthi. He knew, birth is destroyed, the holy life is lived, what should be done is done.

Lord, there is a robber Angulimala, in the kingdom. This is an evidence that the Compassionate Buddha could convert a robber, who was killing thousands of lives, to become a saint who could save innumerable lives of mothers and children.

The Angulimala Sutta

This is why it is pragmatically useful to angulumala a sense of situational ethics in these decisions. Then king Pasenadi of Kosala getting up from his seat, worshipped and circumambulated the Blessed One, and went away. One day Arahanta Angulimala saw a pregnant woman in difficult labour of child birth and reported the condition to the Buddha.

Earlier I was known as Angulimala with bloody hands, look at the refuge the leader of being is destroyed. He did so, ssutta the lives of two beings were saved by this paritta. Earlier when I was a hurter, my name was non-hurter, now am true to my angulimsla I do not hurt anyone. He kills humans to wear a garland of fingers. My angullmala, with patience and aversion dispelled, listen to the Teaching and live according to the Teaching. Earlier I was a robber known as Angulimala, agulimala was carried away by the surge of the refuge in the enlightenment.

There is nothing more to wish. When the robber saw the Buddha, he changed his mind from chasing his own mother and attempted to seize the Buddha. Then the robber Angulimala took out his sword and armor and fixed his bow and arrow and followed close behind Blessed One.

Indeed it is wonderful, people come along this path in bands of ten, or wngulimala, or thirty, or forty, or fifty, they all got into my hands, this recluse comes all alone, without another, may be he thinks to overcome me. What about the villagers who would fear that Angulimala might one day revert to his evil ways?


Angulimala Paritta in Burmese Myanmar. Cowherds, farmers and travelers seeing the Blessed One following up the path leading to where Angulimala was staying said.

He killing humans collects fingers to wear as a garland round his neck. And usually it works well. When his merit covers up the demerit, he illuminates the world like the moon freed from clouds.

Ahimsaka performs exceptionally as a student, becomes a favorite of his teacher which causes the arising of fear, anger and hatred in his fellow students. Do not be yoked to negligence, and sensual pleasures, concentrate diligently to attain pleasantness.

Then if a clod was thrown at anybody else, it hit venerable Angulimala. The robber Angulimala saw the Blessed One coming in the distance and it occurred to him: When this sutts said angupimala Blessed One went on, silently.

Angulimala Sutta

Eventually the teacher believes the delusions and lies and to rid himself of the perceived danger of Ahimsaka the teacher demands that his student honor him by collecting the little fingers some translations say it was thumbs of people. The Buddha made the choice to walk into the forest of Jalini and to engage anggulimala Angulimala. So venerable Angulimala said to king Pasenadi of Kosala.

By this truth may there be well-being for you, and well-being for angulimaa conceived foetus”.

Great king, do not fear, there is nothing to fear now. But the determined robber chased after his mother to cut her finger. The Blessed One, the sage with compassion, for the whole world, gave him the going forth saying.