Posts Tagged ‘Mahāmoggallāna’

A Comedy of Errors

 4:4 (34) Moonlit (Juñha Sutta) Thus has it been made known. Once the Blessed One was staying near Rājagaha, at the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrels’ Feeding Sanctuary. At about that time the Venerable Sāriputta and Venerable Mahāmoggallāna were staying in the Pidgeon’s Grotto. Upon one moonlit night, the Venerable Sāriputta with his head newly shaven, was sitting in the open air while undergoing a certain profound concentration. It was during this junction that two yakkhas who were Read more [...]

Let the Dead Bury their Dead

2:7 (17) The Only Son (Ekaputta Sutta) Thus has it been made known. At one time the Blessed One was residing near Sāvatthī, at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika’s Park. It came to pass that the son of a lay-follower had died. A large troupe of mourners with their clothes and hair still wet from washing, approached the Blessed One and did him homage. During their stay the Blessed One inquired, “Why have you arrived at the middle of the day (an inopportune time) with wet clothes and Read more [...]
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