The Agganna Sutta presents a Buddhist creation fable with a moral about castes. Here is a condensed version of the tale. AGGANNA SUTTA: On Knowledge of Beginnings. This is a text taken from a larger collection called the Long Discourses (Digha. Nikaya); the teachings. In contrast with the brahmin’s self-serving mythologies of the past, the Buddha presents an account of evolution that shows how human choices are an integral.

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Aggañña Sutta – Wikipedia

They have wrong view, and they act out of that wrong view. What was considered bad form in those days is now considered good form. Agganja the script of the Pali text This enables you to read the Pali text in various scripts. Long Discourses 27 The Origin of the World. They built leaf huts in a wilderness region where they meditated pure and bright, without lighting cooking fires or digging the soil. In the third part, the Buddha explained about the origin of Castes, their titles, and their order in the society system which were still rigidly effective in Atganna time.

The Shramana Gotama inspired awe and respect, while I do not.

Yet of this the brahmins say: When the bursting pods had vanished, ripe untilled rice appeared to those beings. Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva. What was reckoned as aggannna at that time, these days is reckoned as better. And they were as sweet as pure manuka honey.

There they are mind-made, feeding on rapture, self-luminous, moving through the sky, steadily glorious, and they remain like that for a very long time. Only brahmins are purified, not others.


DN27 Aggañña Sutta: On Knowledge of Beginnings

To that extent the world re-evolved. About Contact Terms of Use. They took more rice than they needed for one day’s meals. Font Size Increase font size Decrease font size Default font size. And those beings set to and ate the fungus. Then those beings gathered together and bemoaned: Ever since they excessively threw themselves into immorality, they started to make buildings to hide their immoral deeds.

Aggañña Sutta

We might be fortunate enough to hear a talk on Dhamma from the Lord himself. They are dark deeds with dark results, criticized by sensible people. Their origin was from among these very same beings, like themselves, no different, and in accordance with Dhamma, not otherwise.

Their origin was from among these very same beings Thus the Lord spoke, and Vasettha and Bharadvaja were derighted and rejoiced at his words. They originated among these very same beings, like ourselves, no different, and in accordance with Dhamma, not otherwise.

Because, Vasettha, this designates the Tathagata: King Pasenadi of Kosala knows that the ascetic Gotama has gone forth from the neighboring clan of the Sakyans.

Proceed to the legacy version of SuttaCentral. In an expanded study [3], Sugunasiri points to two other Suttas Brahmajala and Patika in which the Buddha presents dimensions of the cosmic process. The people who saw a couple engaged in sexual activity scolded them, and usually the couple were forbidden from entering the village for a certain period of time. According to Richard Gombrich, the sutta gives strong evidence that it was conceived entirely as a satire of brahminical claims regarding the divine nature of the caste system, showing that it is nothing but a human convention.


But some aristocrats refrain from killing living creatures, stealing, and committing sexual misconduct. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat xgganna Because anyone from the four castes, if they left the worldly affairs and became a monk, and due to their discipline and struggle, they become arahantpeople who conquered their mind’s stains, have done whatever what must be done, have been relieved from the burden, have broken the bondage of birth, achieved freedom, freed due to achieved knowledge, then he is the best among others based on Truth Dhamma.

These things are skillful, blameless, to be cultivated, worthy of the noble ones—and are reckoned as such.

I gathered rice for two days all at once. At that period, Vasettha, there was just one mass of water, and all was darkness, blinding darkness The Big Bang, in this interpretation, marks not the beginning of the Evolutionary phase but the ending of the earlier Devolutionary phase, when there appears seven suns as in a different Suttasymbolic of intense heat.

Sufta, the Buddha states that the Monarch is regarded worthy not because of his divine right but due to his righteousness in deeds.

As the cosmos expands, sentient beings mostly pass away from that group of radiant deities and come back to this realm.