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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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Gandhabbas, Sakkas, Asuras Will strive in vain to cast him down. On returning to earth he acquired these two marks of the great man: Aerial and connected with trees and flowers, they dwell in the scents of bark, sap, and blossom. About this it was said “Not looking askance, obliquely, or Turning aside his glance, he looks Direct and openly at folk With candor and with kindly eye. As a Buddha he will receive the loyalty of monks, nuns. He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by any ascetic or Brahmin, any deva, mara or Brahma, lakkhaja any being in the world.

Lakkhana Sutta (DN 30) – Paliesque

Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler he will have a persuasive voice: You have to be kakkhana member in order to post comments. The nagas are also able to appear as human beings, apparently at will.


They are also associated with treasure and hidden esoteric writings of great importance, called termas lit. He has a Brahma-like voice, like that of the Karavika-bird. Being endowed with this mark, as a ruler he will receive the loyalty of all. White and Bright and soft as down The hairs appeared between his brows, And from one pore no two hairs grew, But each one separate appeared.

Thus after death he was reborn in a happy state, in a heavenly world, suttta he was endowed beyond other devas in ten respects: Those who practise only elementary ethics are reborn here.

He has suttta fingers and toes V. Being endowed with these marks, if he keeps to zutta household life he will be a wheel-turning monarch. Inference MN 16 Cetokhila Sutta: As a Buddha he will be wealthy and rich: Projecting heals, long fingers and toes, and a divinely straight body.

This really tells us little about the actual physical appearance of the Buddha, but Rhys Davids has suggested that the mole between the eyebrows lakihana the large cranium may represent actual physical idiosyncrasies of the historical Buddha. He will become a fully enlightened Buddha, lakkhqna who draws back the veil from the world. Anathapindika visits the Buddha, who tells him of the five guilty fears—that begotten by killin Morality, concentration and wisdom DN 11 Kevaddha Sutta: Serene Faith Dn 29 Pasadika Sutta: Therefore, there are no coincidences.

If they are all present, they indicate that the infant will grow up to be either a righteous emperor, who governs in accordance with dharma, or a Buddha, who achieves enlightenment and teaches dharma. The Vajrayana and Mahasiddha traditions include esoteric texts that are associated with nagas.


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The naga Mucalinda even protected the Buddha from a great storm for seven days, four weeks after his enlightenment, by covering his head with his hood. When he thence returned to earth Sheath Enclosed his organs were. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page.

Commentators endlessly emphasize how odd the thirty-two marks of a great man are, but most of them are not hard to imagine. And so, renounced or not, this sign Such benefits as this portends. Those who know the signs declared: Being endowed with this mark, as a ruler, how does he benefit?

As a ruler, his followers will be pure. Built up beneath the flesh and skin, Well formed above and beautiful. This site uses cookies. And if he goes forth into hermit life, he will become a fully enlightened Buddha But if he goes forth from the household life into hermit life, then he will become an Arahant, a fully enlightened Buddha, one who draws back the veil from the world.