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    Sigalovada Sutta Pdf

    The Sigalovada Sutta means “Live purely”, not creating bad karma, perfecting both moral and ethical values, accumulating good deeds to archive favorable. The Sutta opens with the Buddha's meeting Sigāla and their conversation [§§] . After the summary D 31/ • Sigālovāda Sutta thetwestperlnetself.tk PDF | 25+ minutes read | On Jan 10, , Arvind Kumar Singh and others published Foreword of Book "Sigalovada Sutta: A Compendium of.

    This can be understood when we compare the Brahmanical of education that we come across in Brahmanical text like the Laws of Manu. According to that system education is not open to all. It is based on the Varna system and Asramana four stages of life system and also Svadharma system. Moreover, according to Brahmanical theory there was no religious education for the Sudra. By rejecting the Brahmanical system of education, the Buddha introduced his system of education on a new line, which opened to all, based on his experience of enlightenment and adopted quite a different method of teaching. Without totally discarding the traditional beliefs and the Buddha made use of them introduce more practical, individually and socially more beneficial, universally more applicable practices. Therein, in the Sigalovada sutta, the Buddha is introducing a new belief, a new practice to a traditional Brahmin youth who when he was worshiping the six directions. Instead of merely worshiping the six directions, the Buddha says that Sigala should consider the different segments or six unites of the society, and then the Buddha preached the Sigalovada sutta to him. According to this sutta there are six unites in the society. All these six unites have their duties and obligations towards each others. With regarded to education, out of the six directions there are three directions, which are relevant. One direction is the East. The East represents the relation between parents and children. At the same time, the other direction called the South represents the relation between the teacher and pupil. And the next comes the direction called the Upper direction.

    The parents should be looked upon as the East, teachers as the South, wife and children as the West, friends and associates as the North, servants and employees as the Nadir, ascetics and brahmans as the Zenith.

    Thus is the East covered by them and made safe and secure.

    Thus is the South covered by them and made safe and secure. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the North covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the Nadir covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the Zenith covered by him and made safe and secure. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again:. It is as if, Lord, a man were to set upright that which was overturned, or were to reveal that which was hidden, or were to point out the way to one who had gone astray, or were to hold a lamp amidst the darkness, so that those who have eyes may see.

    Even so, has the doctrine been explained in various ways by the Exalted One. May the Exalted One receive me as a lay follower; as one who has taken refuge from this very day to life's end. DN 31 PTS: D iii Thus have I heard: Now he saw young Sigala worshipping thus and spoke to him as follows: And the Exalted One spoke as follows: And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: Killing, stealing, lying and adultery, These four evils the wise never praise.

    Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance should transgress the Dhamma, All his glory fades away Like the moon during the waning half. Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance never transgresses the Dhamma, All his glory ever increases Like the moon during the waxing half.

    The friend who appropriates, the friend who renders lip-service, the friend that flatters, the friend who brings ruin, these four as enemies the wise behold, avoid them from afar as paths of peril.

    Sigalovada Sutta

    The friend who is a helpmate, the friend in happiness and woe, the friend who gives good counsel, the friend who sympathises too — these four as friends the wise behold and cherish them devotedly as does a mother her own child. The wise and virtuous shine like a blazing fire.

    He who acquires his wealth in harmless ways like to a bee that honey gathers, [6] riches mount up for him like ant hill's rapid growth.

    With wealth acquired this way, a layman fit for household life, in portions four divides his wealth: One portion for his wants he uses, [7] two portions on his business spends, the fourth for times of need he keeps. Servants and employees are the Nadir, The ascetics and brahmans are the Zenith; Who is fit to lead the household life, These six quarters he should salute.

    Who is wise and virtuous, Gentle and keen-witted, Humble and amenable, Such a one to honor may attain.

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    Who is energetic and not indolent, In misfortune unshaken, Flawless in manner and intelligent, Such a one to honor may attain. Who is hospitable, and friendly, Liberal and unselfish, A guide, an instructor, a leader, Such a one to honor may attain. Generosity, sweet speech, Helpfulness to others, Impartiality to all, As the case demands. These four winning ways make the world go round, As the linchpin in a moving car. If these in the world exist not, Neither mother nor father will receive, Respect and honor from their children.

    Since these four winning ways The wise appraise in every way, To eminence they attain, And praise they rightly gain. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: Killing, stealing, lying and adultery, These four evils the wise never praise.

    Led by desire does one commit evil. Led by anger does one commit evil. Led by ignorance does one commit evil. Led by fear does one commit evil. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance should transgress the Dhamma, All his glory fades away Like the moon during the waning half. Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance never transgresses the Dhamma, All his glory ever increases Like the moon during the waxing half.

    He is ever thinking: i where is there dancing? And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: "One is a bottle friend; one says, 'friend, friend' only to one's face; one is a friend and an associate only when it is advantageous. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: The friend who appropriates, the friend who renders lip-service, the friend that flatters, the friend who brings ruin, these four as enemies the wise behold, avoid them from afar as paths of peril.

    And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: The friend who is a helpmate, the friend in happiness and woe, the friend who gives good counsel, the friend who sympathises too — these four as friends the wise behold and cherish them devotedly as does a mother her own child. The wise and virtuous shine like a blazing fire. He who acquires his wealth in harmless ways like to a bee that honey gathers, [6] riches mount up for him like ant hill's rapid growth.

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    With wealth acquired this way, a layman fit for household life, in portions four divides his wealth: thus will he friendship win. One portion for his wants he uses, [7] two portions on his business spends, the fourth for times of need he keeps. The parents should be looked upon as the East, teachers as the South, wife and children as the West, friends and associates as the North, servants and employees as the Nadir, ascetics and brahmans as the Zenith.

    Thus is the East covered by them and made safe and secure. Thus is the South covered by them and made safe and secure. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the North covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the Nadir covered by him and made safe and secure.