Theoretical and Philosophical Basis”. Art historian Pia Brancaccio argues, however, that the headdress is an Indian symbol used for figures associated with the wild or hunting. Let us recite this discourse of protection. Archived from the original on 27 July Whosoever shall recite this paritta, the seat on which he sits, The water with which it is washed shall eliminate all labour pains. Retrieved 2 May — via Bangkok Post Learning. He was educated at the Taxila university and the Rector asked him to collect one thousand fingers as a gratifying test.

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A Buddhist Perspective on the Death Penalty”. If he killed his mother, he would have committed one of five acts that will doom a person to hell. I have stopped moving but you are still moving.

Angulimala reciting a Paritta blessing

Scholarly consensus places the arising of the first tantric cults about a thousand years later, and no corroborating evidence has been found, whether textual or otherwise, of earlier sanguinary tantric practices. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

angulimala paritta

By taking leave of their teacher and promising to do whatever their teacher asks of them, brings, according to the Vedic teachings, enlightenment or a similar attainment. Indologist Richard Gombrich has suggested that he was a follower of an early form of Tantrabut this claim has been debunked.


The story has been the main subject of at least three movies. It is undoubtedly the spiritual prowess of Angulimala that did it. Eventually the robber had collected the anulimala fingers except the last one. Khp 6, Sn 2.

angulimala paritta

In these cases, the Buddha is shown as specifically hearing and responding to the paritta he enjoins Rahu to release the captive deities rather than have his “head anguliala into seven pieces”. Retrieved 3 May Let them do as they wish with me so long as it does not harm them. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As he was approaching there, many warned him about Angulimala. This inspired the official Buddhist prison chaplaincy in the UK to name their organization after him.

May they attain Nibbana! The three divisions of the Tipitaka are: Asia Africa Intelligence Wire.

It is also widely believed that all night recitations of paritta by monks bring safety, peace and well-being to a community. Important figure in early Buddhism.

But the Buddha performed a miracle so that the chasing robber could not catch up with the slowly walking Buddha.


Angulimala Sutta: Part 1 | Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary

May it redound to their happiness. Instantly she was delivered of the child with great ease. By the asseveration of this truth may you be free from illness. Through his reply, the Buddha connects the notion of ‘refraining from harming’ Pali: Art historian Pia Brancaccio argues, however, that the headdress is an Indian symbol used for figures associated with the wild or hunting.

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How does it work? The efficacy angulima,a the Angulimala Paritta persists to this day. Parittx along by a great flood, I went to the Buddha as refuge However, out of jealousy, fellow students set him up against his teacher. By this truth may there be well-being for you, and well-being for the conceived foetus”. So the lad killed many men to cut the fingers which he made a garland hanging around his neck.

angulimala paritta

They may also be recited to placate antagonistic spirits.