Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Digha Nikaya Silakkhandha-vagga Brahmajala Sutta ( DN 1) Contents[show] The Setting Thus have I heard: Once the Lord was. I found a copy of the sutta at the MettaNet – Lanka public domain Tipitaka web site. This is a wonderful resource, but the English translation was done by T. W. While others may praise or criticize the Buddha, they tend to focus on trivial details. The Buddha presents an analysis of 62 kinds of wrong view, seeing through.

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There is another self that has gone totally beyond the dimension of nothingness. They thought that they not having been, had come into being. Therefore it is clear that the doctrine of Nibbana is the profound doctrine preached by the Buddha which is higher than the views preached by the monks and brahmins.

So, the Atta and Brshmajala were created without a cause.

DN1 Brahmajala Sutta

On the dissolution of the body, beyond the end of his life, neither gods nor men shall see him. He has renounced the rod and the sword.

A while ago I thought, ‘If only they might come! These are the four grounds on which those ascetics and brahmins assert that the self and the cosmos are eternal.

Brahmajala Sutta

For there is a further soul, which by passing quite beyond the plane of the infinity of consciousness, knowing that there is nothing, reaches up to the plane of no-thingness [ ]. These beings were created by me!

There is such a thing in us, it is found among us. And what are the seven grounds on which they rely?


An Exposition Of The Brahmajala Sutta /

Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing ustta from November Subscription required using via Pages containing links to subscription-only content. Any possible mis-believes covered in this sutta. Astrology, selling lucky gems, offerings to deities etc This sutta is also called: He says to himself: When those ascetics and brahmins theorize about the past and the future on these sixty-two grounds, these things are only the feeling of those who do not know or see, the agitation and evasiveness of those under the sway of craving.

The study of the section on precepts on morality gives us also a glimpse into certain social customs and practices, occupations and professions, games and sports, certain arts and sciences such as astrology, physiognomy and medical science of ancient India.

Brahmajala Sutta (Theravada)

And as this exposition was being proclaimed, the ten-thousand world-system shook. He is celibate, set apart, avoiding the common practice of sex. So, a probability existed that the latter being died in the Brahma realm, and then was reborn as a human.

This, monks, is the fourth state of things, on the ground of which, starting from which, some recluses surta Brahmans are Semi-eternalists, and in four ways maintain that the soul and the world are in some respects eternal, and in some not.

The topic of evaluation came up: If you were to be pleased, happy or elated at such praise, that would only be a hindrance to you. What should be said last you said first. And then one being, from exhaustion of his life-span or of his merits, falls from the Abhassara world and arises in the empty Brahma-palace.


There are some ascetics and brahmins who say there is life after death, and assert that the self lives on after death in a percipient form on sixteen grounds.

Any ascetics and brahmins who theorize about the future do so on one or other of these forty-four grounds. Is this sutta not part of some Buddhist cultures? It is wutta self that at the sutta of the body perishes Retrieved from ” http: But we, who are corrupted by pleasure, spent an excessive brahmauala of time addicted to merriment, play and enjoyment. Here, they concluded that the gods were eternal, and others were not. And he says thus to himself: I also consulted other translations by Bhikkhu Bodhi and Maurice Walshe.

But that self is not wholly annihilated.

And it might well be, monks, that some being on his falling from that state, should come to this world. Because the mind contains the idea of joy, and that state is considered gross. And there at the rest-house, these two carried on the same discussion as before. What is the name of this exposition of the teaching?

Therefore they do not fall from that state; they suhta steadfast, immutable, eternal, of a nature that knows no change, and they will remain so forever and ever. But when his body breaks up, after life has ended, gods and humans will see him no more.

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