Strong-Last Words of the Buddha

Strong-Last Words of the Buddha - Paying HomAge to the...

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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 . Te LifE NOw At thAt time, the Venerable Upamna 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: Monk! the BuddHa layWoen endoWed With faith should recall all their lives hich four? and I D't stAnd in front of me! The places Where, [as pilgrims], they Will say Here the lessed ne Was Ramfcations the Venerable nanda said "1 have served the lessed ne for OER tenty years, but 1 have never heard him use such harsh language as e Jst did With e Venerale Upamna hat is the reason for tis?" n the lessed ne explained "ight noW, myriads of deities are OKing doWn from the sky and, upset, they are grumbling The appear- e Of fuLly enlightened uddhas in the World is as rare An event as the OSoming of the uduQbara tree, and today this uddha is going to en- eR PARinirva in the middle Watch of the night, but this prominent Ok is standing In front of him so that We have to try to look around him. ecause of him, We are unable to see the lessed ne, or to approach < pAy homage to him That is Why asked the Venerable Upamna to 0\ e . /1 en the Venerable nanda said to the lessed ne: ord, hoW OL We pay homage to the essed nes body after his parinirva?" nAnda, do not Woy yourself about the homage to the body of the...
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