Lakkhana Sutta. The thirtieth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. It gives an account of the thirty two special marks of the superman (mahāpurisalakkhanāni) which signify. DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man. The Lord said: ‘There are, monks, these thirty-two marks peculiar to a Great Man. That Great Man who. Lakkhana Suttanta, Written by T. W. and C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Hits: You are here: Home · Digha Nikaya · Pathikavaggapali; DN30 Lakkhana Sutta.

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His hands and feet are net-like webbed? In former lives he thus dispensed As the rain-god pours down showers.

DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man –

Projecting heals, long fingers and toes, and a divinely straight body. Assembled augurs then declared, Seeing these many marks of merit: Built up beneath the flesh and skin, Well formed above and beautiful.

What he spoke was all for peace, And re-linking severed bonds. Falling away from there and stta reborn here on suhta, he acquired this mark of the Great Man: Falling away from there and coming to be reborn on earth, he acquired these three marks of the Great Man: Thus, the question arises, which came first, the prose or the verse?


Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to suttz summary article. He has soft and tender hands and feet VI. These negative qualities also provide a checklist of the qualities that must be cultivated in order to become a Buddha. We have seen a hint of this before, when the devas and asuras congregate together to honour the Buddha.

And after that reward was done, He reappeared with turbaned head. Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler he will be obeyed by all. He will become a fully enlightened Buddha, one who draws back the veil from the world.

His body hair grows upwards, bluish-black like collyruim, growing in rings to the right. This goodness brought him happy birth, And long he dwelt in Nandana. Thus his followers are pure.

Lakkhana Sutta (DN 30)

He has feet with level tread. His complexion is bright, the color of gold XII. Well formed above and beautiful.

Sariputta and Moggallana, the two chief disciples of the Buddha, are called mahanagas lit. This mark does clearly show. About this it was said, “Truthful, Righteous, Tamed and Stilled, Pure lakkhxna Virtuous, keeping fasts, Generous, Harming none, at peace He undertook this mighty task And at his end to heaven went, To dwell in joy and happiness.

He speaks whatever is blameless, pleasing to the ear, agreeable, reaching the heart, urbane, pleasing and attractive to the multitude. The hair between his lakkhqna is white, and soft like cotton down. But if he goes forth from the household life into homelessness renunciation and become a monkhe will become an Arahant, a fully-enlightened Buddha, who has drawn back the veil from the world.


Lakkhana Sutta; 1 Definition(s)

Here returned, two marks were his, Marks of happiness supreme: He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by suttz ascetic or Brahmin, any lakihana, mara or Brahma, or any being in the world. There is a similar Mahayana sutra, called the Karma Sutrawhich compiles a similar list of qualities without special reference to a buddha or the thirty-two marks.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. About that it was said: As a Buddha, how does he suta All his followers are well disposed to him: Thus folk were loyal to him here And heavenly reward was his. What if I do it, will that cause lasting sorrow and harm, what will lead to my lasting happiness?