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Buddha's Last action

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:43 am
by waimengwan
I read somewhere that the Buddha removed his robes then laid down and asked his disciples to look at his body. I am guessing that the Buddha wanted his students and future practitioners to know that even a Buddha's form body is subject to decay and impermanence.

Please share if there are other understandings about this. Thanks.

Re: Buddha's Last action

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:47 am
by DAWN
DN 16
Maha-parinibbana Sutta
: The Great Discourse on the Total Unbinding

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Buddha's Last action

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:53 am
by Ben
waimengwan wrote:I read somewhere that the Buddha removed his robes then laid down and asked his disciples to look at his body. I am guessing that the Buddha wanted his students and future practitioners to know that even a Buddha's form body is subject to decay and impermanence.

Please share if there are other understandings about this. Thanks.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to quote from and provide a citation to the text.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Buddha's Last action

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:46 pm
by waimengwan
I read it here
http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=446" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And some other place

Re: Buddha's Last action

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:44 pm
by Modus.Ponens
I think there's a mahayana version of the mahaparinibbana sutta.

Re: Buddha's Last action

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:07 pm
by daverupa
That quote isn't attested in the Nikayas. The Buddha never refers to his body as "this holy body" at any time, as happens on that website.