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To these too I teach Dhamma ... and make known the Brahma-faring completely fulfilled, utterly pure. And why? " Samyutta-nikaya IV, 3I4-I6 TheSamglta 35 9· has been taught by me without making a distincD hamma tion between esoteric and exoteric. For the Tathagata has not the closed fist of a teacher in respect of mental states. Digha-nikaya II, IOO 10. P""f'1he Lord said to the venerable Nanda I : "You admit it is 1 true that without zest you fare the Brahma-faring, that you cannot endure it, and that, throwing off the training, you will return to the low life.
1076. • vimAna is rather an unusual word for rebirth. 3 Above translation closely follows that of A K. Coomaraswamy in Some Pali Words. • July 1939, p. 179. , of tIte Elders 21. There is no disappearing of the true Dhamma until a counter1 feit dhamma arises in the world. Once a counterfeit dhamma arises then there is a disappearing of the true Dhamma. It is when foolish persons arise here that they make this true Dhamma to disappear. But five things conduce to its maintenance, clarity and non-disappearance-that monks and nuns, laymen and laywomen live with reverence and deference for the Teacher, for Dhamma, for the Order, for the training and for concentration.
Unspotted in the world are they, Brahma-become, with outflows none. Comprehending the five groups, pasturing in their seven own mental states, I Worthy of praise, the true men, own sons of the Buddha. Endowed with the sevenfold gem,2 trained in the three trainings, 3 These great heroes follow on, fear and dread overcome. Endowed with the ten factors,4 great beings concentrated, Indeed they are best in the world; no craving's found in them. Possessed of the adept's knowledge, this compound is their last.
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages by Edward Conze