Unformatted text preview: Paying HomAge to the Buddh¬°'s Body ' ) his belt, his subject of study, his topic of inquiry, his explanations, and 37 his practice of yoga .¬°¬Ę¬Ę Te LifE NOw At thAt time, the Venerable Upam¬£na Was standing in front of the Stor of "Furthermore, monks, there are four places on earth that laymen and BLeSSed ¬§ne, fanning him. ¬•nd the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne said to him: ¬ßMonk! the BuddHa layWo¬®en endoWed With faith should recall all their lives¬© ¬™hich four? and I¬° D¬ę¬¨'t stAnd in front of me!¬≠ The places Where, [as pilgrims], they Will say¬ģ ¬ĮHere the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne Was Ram¬Ęf¬Ęcations ¬į¬¨¬Ī the Venerable ¬≤nanda said¬ģ "1 have served the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne for O¬≥ER t¬īenty years, but 1 have never heard him use such harsh language as ¬Ķe J¬∂st did With ¬∑e Venera¬łle Upam¬£na¬Ļ ¬™hat is the reason for t¬ļis?" ¬įn¬Ī the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne explained¬Ľ "¬ľight noW, myriads of deities are ¬Ĺ¬ĺ¬ŅOKing doWn from the sky and, upset, they are grumbling√Ä √ĀThe appear- √ā√É√Ąe Of fuLly enlightened ¬¶uddhas in the World is as rare An event as the √Ö√ÜO√áSoming of the uduQ√ąbara tree, and today this ¬¶uddha is going to en- √ČeR PARinirv¬£√äa in the middle Watch of the night, but this prominent √čO¬¨k is standing In front of him√Ć so that We have to try to look around him. ¬¶ecause of him, We are unable to see the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne, or to approach <¬¨¬Ī pAy homage to him¬Ę√ć That is Why √é asked the Venerable Upam¬£na to √Ź√ź0\√Ď e . √í ¬° √ď /1 √Ē¬Ķen the Venerable ¬≤nanda said to the ¬¶lessed ¬§ne: ¬ß√ēord, hoW √Ė¬ĶO√óL¬Ī We pay homage to the ¬¶√ėessed ¬§ne√ôs body after his parinirv¬£√öa?" √õnAnda, do not Wo√úy yourself about the homage to the body of the...
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