Aggi Vacchagotta Sutta- To Vacchagotta on Fire_ Buddha Sutras

Aggi Vacchagotta Sutta- To Vacchagotta on Fire_   Buddha Sutras



aggi vaca gotta set it to vaca gotta on fire translated from the Pali by an acero picked who for free distribution only I have heard that on one occasion the blessed one was staying in savatthi at jeta's grove anathapindika's park then the wanderer vac cannot who went to the Blessed One and on arrival exchanged courteous greetings with him after an exchange of friendly greetings and courtesies he sat down to one side as he was sitting there he asked the blessed one how is it master Gotama does master Gotama hold the view the cosmos is eternal only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view the cosmos is not eternal only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view the cosmos is finite only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view the cosmos is infinite only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view the soul and the body are the same only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view the soul has one thing and the body and other only this is true anything otherwise is worthless No then does master Gotama hold the view after death at at Agra no exists only this is true anything otherwise –is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view after death at a Tigana does not exist only this is true anything otherwise is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view after death at a paddleboat lists and does not exist only this is true anything otherwise –is worthless no then does master Gotama hold the view after death it's hatha geta neither exists nor does not exist only this is true anything otherwise –is worthless no how is it master Gotama when master Gotama is asked if he holds the view the cosmos is eternal after death at a toccata neither exists nor does not exist only this is true anything otherwise –is worthless he says no in each case seeing what drawback then is master Gotama thus entirely dissociated from h of these ten positions banquet the position that the cosmos is eternal is a thicket of views a wilderness of views a contortion of views a writhing of views a federer fuse it is accompanied by suffering distress despair and fever and it does not lead to disenchantment dispassion cessation to come direct knowledge full awakening unbinding the position that the cosmos is not eternal the cosmos is finite the cosmos is infinite the soul and the body are the same the soul has one thing and the body and other after death at a Tejada exists after death at a tyga does not exist after death at a fagot a both exists and does not exist after death at a togedda neither exists nor does not exist does not lead to disenchantment dispassion cessation to come direct knowledge full awakening unbinding does master Gotama have an e position at all a position vodka is something that at at a yachtie has done away with what at a theg a disease is this such as form such its origin such its disappearance such as feeling such its origin such its disappearance such as perception such our mental fabrications such as consciousness such its origin such it's disappearance because of this I say at a toccata with the ending fading out sensation renunciation and relinquishment of all construing all ex conjugations all I'm making and mine making and obsession with conceit is through lack of clinging / sustenance released but master Gotama the monk whose mind is fuss released where does he reappeared reappear vodka doesn't apply in that case master Gotama he does not reappear does not reappear Vanka doesn't apply both dose and does not reappear doesn't apply neither dose nor does not reappear doesn't apply how is it master Gotama when master Gotama is asked if the monk reappears does not reappear both does and does not reappear neither does nor does not reappear he says doesn't apply in each case at this point master Gotama i am befuddled at this point confused the modicum of clarity coming to me from your earlier conversation is now obscured of course your befuddled Vanka of course you're confused deep vaca is this phenomenon hard to see hard to realize tranquil refined beyond the scope of conjecture subtle to be experienced by the wise for those with other views other practices other satisfactions other aims other teachers it is difficult to know that being the case I will now put some questions to you answer as you see fit how do you construe the Vanka if a fire were burning in front of you would you know that this fire is burning in front of me yes and suppose someone were to ask you that could this fire burning in front of you dependent on what is it burning thus asked how would your apply I would reply this fire burning in front of me is burning dependent on grass and timber as its sustenance if the fire burning in front of you were to go out would you know that this fire burning in front of me has gone out yes and suppose someone were to ask you this fire that has gone out in front of you in which direction from here has it gone east west north or south thus asked how would your apply that doesn't apply master Gotama any fire burning dependent on a sustenance of grass and timber being unnourished from having consumed that sustenance and not being offered any other is classified simply as out unbound even so that could any physical form by which one describing the tathagata would describe him that the tathagata has abandoned its root destroyed like an uprooted palm tree deprived of the conditions of existence not destined for future arising freed from the classification of firm banquet the tathagata is deep boundless hard to fathom like the sea reappears doesn't apply does not reappear doesn't apply both does and does not reappear doesn't apply neither reappears nor does not reappear doesn't apply any feeling any perception any mental fabrication any consciousness by which one describing the tathagata would describe him that the tathagata has abandoned it's route destroyed like an uprooted palm tree deprived of the conditions of existence not destined for future arising freed from the classification of consciousness banquet the tathagata is deep boundless hard to fathom like the sea reappears doesn't apply does not reappear doesn't apply both does and does not reappear doesn't apply neither reappears nor does not reappear doesn't apply when this was said the wonderer vac cannot is said to the blessed one master Gotama it is as if there were a great solid tree not far from a village or town from inconstancy its branches and leaves would wear away its bark would wear away its SAP wood would wear away so that on later occasion divested of branches leaves bark and SAP wood it would stand as Buer heartwood in the same way mastered the thomas wards are divested of branches leaves bark and SAP wood and stand as Biewer heartwood magnificent master Gotama magnificent just as if he were to place up right what was overturned to reveal what was hidden to show the way to one who was lost or were to carry a lamp into the dark so that those with eyes could see forms in the same way as master Gotama has through many lines of reasoning made the Dhamma clear I go to master Gotama for refuge to the Dhamma and to the Sangha of monks may master Gotama remember me as a lay follower who has gone to him for refuge from this day forward for life you

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