Samyutta Nikaya Masthead


[Site Map]  [Home]  [Sutta Indexes]  [Glossology]  [Site Sub-Sections]

The Pali is transliterated as Velthuis (aaiiuu.m'n~n.t.d.n.l). Alternatives:
[ ASCII (aiumnntdnl) | IAST Unicode (āīūṃṅñṭḍṇḷ) ]

 

9

Sa.myutta Nikaaya
II. Nidaana Vagga
XXI. Bhikkhu Sa.myutta

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
Part II.
The Book of Causation Nidaana-Vagga
21. Connected Discourses with Bhikkhus

Sutta 1

Kolita [Moggallaana] Sutta.m

Kolita

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OoBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
This selection from The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Sa.myutta Nikaaya by Bhikkhu Bodhi is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.wisdompubs.org/terms-use.

 


[273] [713]

[1][pts][than][olds] Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Saavatthii in Jeta's Grove, Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

There the Venerable Mahaa Moggallaana addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Friends, bhikkhus."

"Friend." those bhikkhus replied.

The Venerable Mahaa Moggallaana said this:

"Here, friends, while I was alone in seclusion, a reflection arose in my mind thus:

'It is said, "noble silence, noble silence."

What now is noble silence?'

"Then, friends, it occurred to me:

'Here, with the subsiding of thought and examination, a bhikkhu enters and dwells in the second jhaana, which has internal confidence and unification of mind, is without thought and examination, and has rapture and happiness born of concentration.

This is called noble silence.'

"Then, friends, with the subsiding of thought and examination, I entered and dwelt in the second jhaana, which ... has rapture and happiness born of concentration.

While I dwelt therein, perception and attention accompanied by thought assailed me.

"Then, friends, the Blessed One came to me by means of spiritual power and said this:

'Moggallaana, Moggallaana, do not be negligent regarding noble silence, brahmin.

Steady your mind in noble silence, unify your mind in noble silence, concentrate your mind on noble silence.'

Then, friends, on a later occasion, with the subsiding of thought and examination, I entered and dwelt in the second jhaana, which has internal confidence and unification of mind, is without thought and examination, and has rapture and happiness born of concentration.

"If, [274] friends, one speaking rightly could say of anyone:

'He is a disciple who attained to greatness of direct knowledge with the assistance of the Teacher,'

it is of me that one could rightly say this."


Contact:
E-mail
Copyright Statement