10 Inspirational Quotes from Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta. Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta, which means The Discourse on the Lion-roar of the. 1 Sutta summary and highlights. SUTTA SUMMARY. The Cakka,vatti Sīha, nāda Sutta (D 26) gives an account of the wheel- turner or universal monarch. In illustration of his dictum that one should rely on oneself, the Buddha gives a detailed account of the fall of a kingly lineage of the past, and the subsequent.

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Yourself depending on the Dhammahonouring it, revering it, cherishing it, doing homage to it and venerating it, having the Dhamma as your badge and banneracknowledging the Dhamma as your masteryou should establish guard, ward and protect according to Dhamma for your own household, your troops, your sutts and vassals, for Brahmins and householders, town and country folkascetics and Brahminsfor beasts and birds.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta

Here, a monk, by the destruction of the corruptions, enters siihanada and abides in that corruptionless liberation of heart and liberation by wisdom which he has attained, in this very life, by his own super-knowledge and realization. The Wheel-Treasure is not an heirloom from your fathers.

Let us make for some grassy thickets or jungle-recesses or clumps of trees, for rivers hard to ford or inaccessible mountains, and live on roots and fruits of the forest. I will shave off my hair and beard, don yellow robesand go forth from the household life into homelessness.


Warder University of Toronto identifies the sword interval with sihanara series of major wars. We find the Buddha in Matula, Magadha.

Then, shaving off hair and beard, he will don yellow robes and go forth from the household life into homelessness under the supreme Buddha Metteyya. The Buddha was xakkavatti trying to establish a theocracy. Among the people who lived for five hundred shtta, three things became widespread: He dwells having conquered this sea-girt land without stick or sword, by the law Do not take what is not given. For the sentient beings among whom wrong view was widespread, their lifespan and beauty declined.

But there will be some beings who will think: There will come a time, mendicants, when these people will have children who live for ten years.

Cakkavatgi then some of those beings will think: And they explained to him the duties of a wheel-turning monarch. And the children of those whose life-span was ten years will live for twenty years. Let us refrain from taking what is not given, from sexual misconduct, from lying speech, from slander, from harsh speech, from idle chatter, from covetousness, from ill-will, from wrong views; let us abstain from three things: He will thoroughly know by his own super-knowledgeand proclaim, this universe with its devas and maras and Brahmasits ascetics and Brahminsand this generation with its princes and peoplejust as I do now.


DN The Wheel-Turning Monarch—Bhikkhu Sujato

When poverty was widespread, theft became widespread. All articles of CBE. But the denunciation was malicious. The Chanting Together Dn At that time the Varanasi of today will be a royal city called Ketumati, powerful and prosperous, crowded with people and well-supplied. Lack of due respect for mother and father, ascetics and brahmins, and failure to honor the elders in the family. How does one dwell as a refuge unto oneself?

Let the Dhamma be your island, let the Cakkavattj be your refuge, with the Dhamma as his island, with the Dhammas as his refuge, with no other refuge. The Buddha then asks: Establishing a society based on these principles is less obvious than first appears. And with them, these flavors will disappear: It also seems that the only way to stop this is a global catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.

Mendicants, you should roam inside your own territory, the domain of your surta. And through having undertaken such wholesome things, they will increase in life span and beauty.