MN 6. Ākankheyya Sutta:

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MN 6. Ākankheyya Sutta:

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:45 pm

from http://www.vipassana.info/006-akankheyya-sutta-e1.htm

1.6 Aakankheyyasutta.m-
(6) If the bhikkhu desires.

I heard thus.
At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anaathapindika in Jeta’s grove in Saavatthi. From there the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus: O bhikkhus, abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules be full of respect and reverence seeing fear in the slightest fault, observe the virtues...

If the bhikkhu desires, be a lovable to the co-associates in the holy life, become pleasant and reverencial, complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop the silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, be a gainer of robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill. Abide endowed with virtues honouring the higher code of rules be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault, observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop the silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, think whose ever robes, morsel food, dwellings and requisites when ill I partake, may it be of great benefit and results to those givers. Abide endowed with virtues honouring the higher code of rules be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop the silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, think may it be of great benefit and results to those blood relations who are dead and gone that recall me with a pleasant mind. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana, be endowed with wisdom.and develop the silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, think, may I not live with aversion and attachment, may I not endure aversion, may I abide overcoming all arising aversions. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana, be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, think may I not live with great fear. May I abide overcoming all fears that arise.. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana, be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, he becomes a quick and easy gainer of the four higher abidings, pleasant abidings here and now gratis. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana, be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, he experiences those immaterial releases with the body and abides. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, with the destruction of three fetters becomes a stream enterer, not falling away from there head for enlightenment. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of respect and reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, destroying three fetters and making less of greed, hate and delusion, could come once more to this world and make an end of unpleasantness Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence and respect, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, destroying the five lower fetters is born spontaneously, not falling from there would extinguish from that birth. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endodwed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, partake of various super-normal powers. Being one become many, Becoming many become one, Would go unhindered across walls, embankments,and rocks, as going in space, on earth diving and coming out is done as in water, on water walks unbroken as on earth. In space sits cross legged as though birds small and large. The moon and sun powerful as they are are touched with the hand. Thus with the body power is established as far as the Brahmaa world. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault.observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings. .

If the bhikkhu desires with the purified heavenly ear hear sounds both heavenly and human, far and near.Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, penetrate and see the minds of other beings, Know the greedy mind, and the mind free of greed, Know the angry mind, and the mind free of anger. Know the deluded mind and the mind free of delusion. Know the contracted mind and the distracted mind, Know the developed mind and undeveloped mind. Know the mind with compare and the mind without compare. Know the concentrated mind and the unconcentrated mind. Know the released mind and the unreleased mind. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for interrnal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, recollect previous births, one birth, two, three, four, five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, a hundred births, a thousand births, a hundred thousand births, innumerable forward cycles of births, innumerable backward cycles of births, innumerable forward and backward cycles of births. There I was born with such name, clan,disposition, supports, experiencing such pleasant and unpleasant feelings, with such a span of life.Disappearing from there is born there with such name, clan,disposition, supports, experiencing such pleasant and unpleasant feelings, with such a span of life. Disappearing from there is born here. Thus the manifold previous births are recollected with all details. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, with the purified heavenly eye beyond human sees beings disappearing and appearing in unexalted and exalted states, beautiful and ugly, in good and evil states, know beings according to their actions. These good beings misbehaving bodily, verbally and mentally, blaming. Noble ones, with wrong views and wrong actions, after death are born in loss, in hell. As for these good beings conducting well in body, words and mind, not blaming noble ones, with the right view of actions, after death are born in increase in heaven. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault, observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

If the bhikkhu desires, with the destruction of desires, the mind released and released through wisdom, here and now, by himself knowing and realizing abide. Abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault, observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings.

Bhikkhus, if it was said, abide endowed with virtues, honouring the higher code of rules, be full of reverence, seeing fear in the slightest fault, observe the virtues. Complete virtues for internal appeasement, without neglecting jhaana be endowed with wisdom and develop silent abidings., it was said on acccount of this.

The Blessed One said thus and the bhikkhus delighted in the words of the Blessed One.



from the study guide

6 Ākankheyya Sutta If a Bhikkhu Should Wish
SUMMARY
The Buddha encourages the bhikkhus to train arduously: undertake the
precepts, be restrained and perfect in conduct, be devoted to internal serenity,
do not neglect meditation, be possessed of insight and dwell in seclusion. The
discourse names many of the aspirations of the holy life, for example, “May I be
agreeable to my companions,” as well as aspiring for the destruction of the
fetters (a tenfold group of defilements), and complete deliverance. (This
discourse refers only to the five lower fetters.)
NOT ES
This discourse is useful to reflect on what is worth aspiring for in the holy life.
The phrasing of the aspiration is useful. For example, “May I become a
conqueror of discontent and delight, and may discontent and delight not conquer
me.”
According to Note 77, the teaching in this discourse comprises the entire
threefold training: training in higher virtue, in concentration or the higher mind,
and in higher wisdom.
PRACT ICE
Make your own aspiration for the practice in the form of a wish. Repeat it each
day before your meditation practice, and notice what happens when you have
the clarity of intention.
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
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Re: MN 6. Ākankheyya Sutta:

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:40 am

Greetings,

A nice sutta for demonstrating that spiritual intention or aspiration needn't constitute craving. It's all too easy to create a Catch-22 type situation, when the difference is not understood.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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