Thirty Bhikkhus from Paveyyaka

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Thirty Bhikkhus from Paveyyaka

Postby yawares » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:42 pm

Dear Members,

I went out to walk meditation under the lovely moonlight and this song came to my mind even when I was chanting 'Buddho'............and I thought..Oh Yawares will be trapped in music-land/movie-land for a long long long time :cry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9mn33Xg ... re=related

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:candle: Thirty Bhikkhus from Paveyyaka :candle:
[Translated from the Pali by Daw Mya Tin,MA]


While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (65) of this book, with reference to thirty bhikkhus from Paveyyaka.

Thirty youths from Paveyyaka were, on one occasion, enjoying themselves with a prostitute in a forest, when the prostitute stole some of their valuable ornaments and ran away. While searching for her in the forest, they met the Buddha on the way. As the Buddha delivered them a discourse the youths attained Sotapatti Fruition, and all of them joined the Order of the Buddha and followed him to the Jetavana monastery. While staying at the monastery, they strictly observed the austerity or purification practice (dhutanga). Later, when the Buddha delivered the Anamatagga Sutta (Discourse on Countless Existences), all those bhikkhus attained arahatship.

When other bhikkhus commented that Paveyyaka bhikkhus were very quick in attaining arahatship, the Buddha replied to them in verse, as follows:

:candle: Verse 65: An intelligent man, even though he is associated with a wise man only for a moment, quickly understands the Dhamma, just as the tongue knows the taste of soup.
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