The sutta with the sandals

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Aleksander
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The sutta with the sandals

Post by Aleksander » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:33 am

I read a sutta a long time ago where the Buddha said that you should wear sandals instead of trying to clear the way of every small pebble and branch. Now I can't find this sutta again. Does anyone know what sutta I mean?

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by dylanj » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am

Shantideva said this in the bodhisattvacaryāvatāra.
“Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It’s as if the whole world has been covered.”
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by Aleksander » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:03 am

That's it! Thnk you very much :twothumbsup:

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by justindesilva » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:30 pm

dylanj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am
Shantideva said this in the bodhisattvacaryāvatāra.
“Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It’s as if the whole world has been covered.”
It will be interesting if the underlying meaning of this can be elaborated. Can somebody explain please?

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by dylanj » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:25 pm

justindesilva wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:30 pm
dylanj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am
Shantideva said this in the bodhisattvacaryāvatāra.
“Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It’s as if the whole world has been covered.”
It will be interesting if the underlying meaning of this can be elaborated. Can somebody explain please?
Oh yeah, the next verse is relevant too

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Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by justindesilva » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:50 am

Thanks Dylanj,
I got it.
May you be blessed with the blessings of Holy triple gem.

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Re: The sutta with the sandals

Post by dylanj » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:02 am

justindesilva wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:50 am
Thanks Dylanj,
I got it.
May you be blessed with the blessings of Holy triple gem.
:) thank you,the same to you :anjali:
Born, become, arisen – made, prepared, short-lived
Bonded by decay and death – a nest for sickness, perishable
Produced by seeking nutriment – not fit to take delight in


Departure from this is peaceful – beyond reasoning and enduring
Unborn, unarisen – free from sorrow and stain
Ceasing of all factors of suffering – stilling of all preparations is bliss

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