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catsquotl
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Looking for a story or sutta

Post by catsquotl » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:29 am

I have heard, read, become aware of a story.
It was a few years ago, but I cannot find any reference to it. So I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

From what I remember the story goes that a few new novices or newly ordained bhikku's sort of get an introduction by the buddha about the sanga.
While he walks around where the other nobles live he sort of divides them according to their expertise and tells the new bhikkus, If you want to learn about concentration talk to this noble one. If you want to gain insight talk to that one and so on.

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Re: Looking for a story or sutta

Post by DooDoot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:57 am

Monks, associate with Sariputta & Moggallana. Consort with Sariputta & Moggallana. They are wise monks, sympathetic toward their fellows in the holy life. Like the mother giving birth: That's Sariputta. Like the nurse raising a child after it's born: That's Moggallana. Sariputta trains [others] to the fruit of stream-entry; Moggallana, to the highest goal.

MN 141 https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .html#fn-1

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Re: Looking for a story or sutta

Post by perkele » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:21 am

Reminds me of this sutta here: SN 14.15
SN 14.15 exposition by Piya Tan wrote:The monks’ specialties

Then the Blessed One addressed the monks,
“Do you, bhikshus, see Sāriputta pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks of great wisdom.
Do you, bhikshus, see Mahā Moggallāna pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks of great psychic power.
Do you, bhikshus, see Mahā Kassapa pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks of ascetic practice.”
Do you, bhikshus, see Anuruddha pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks with the divine eye.”
Do you, bhikshus, see Puṇṇa Mantāni,putta pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks who are Dharma speakers.”
Do you, bhikshus, see Upāli pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks who are Vinaya experts.”
Do you, bhikshus, see Ānanda pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks of great learning.”
Do you, bhikshus, see Devadatta pacing and down with some monks?”
“Yes, bhante.”
“All of them, bhikshus, are monks of evil desires.”

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Re: Looking for a story or sutta

Post by catsquotl » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Thank you.
That was the one I was looking for...

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