Looking for specific Sutta

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Alobha
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Looking for specific Sutta

Post by Alobha » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:45 pm

Hey all,

I'm looking for a specific sutta but can't seem to find it anymore.
In it, the Buddha said something along the lines that if people wouldn't have already believed in celestial beings etc, he would have not taught about them. But because people already believed in them, he taught about it.

Perhaps somebody knows which Sutta that was? Unfortunately I don't know which Nikaya it was in either.

Thanks for the help! :)
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Re: Looking for specific Sutta

Post by daverupa » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:05 pm

Could be the Sangarava Sutta (MN 100); here is Piya Tan discussing this topic.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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