Feeding on rapture

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Feeding on rapture

Post by befriend » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:45 pm

We who have nothing we will feed on rapture like the radiant gods" paraphrase does anyone know what sutta this is from?
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Re: Feeding on rapture

Post by paul » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Dhammapada, Chap. 15 "Happiness", v. 200.
Due to the nature of 'piti' (rapture) as a change in the mode of energy from striving to initial attainment, it always implies that effort has previously been applied.

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Re: Feeding on rapture

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:04 am

"Feeding on rapture" pītibhakkha by itself is also found in three of the Dīgha Nikāya suttas: the Brahmajāla, Pāthika, and Aggañña.
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Re: Feeding on rapture

Post by befriend » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Does anyone know who the audience was when this sutta was taught?
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Re: Feeding on rapture

Post by Nicolas » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:20 pm

The commentary says that the Buddha was addressing Mara.

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Re: Feeding on rapture

Post by befriend » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:31 pm

Thank you :anjali:
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