Lakkhana Sutta. The thirtieth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. It gives an account of the thirty two special marks of the superman (mahāpurisalakkhanāni) which signify. DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man. The Lord said: ‘There are, monks, these thirty-two marks peculiar to a Great Man. That Great Man who. Lakkhana Suttanta, Written by T. W. and C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Hits: You are here: Home · Digha Nikaya · Pathikavaggapali; DN30 Lakkhana Sutta.

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No obstacles can bar his path, If he leads the household life, Or if he leaves the world behind: As a Buddha, he becomes the chiefforemost, highest, supreme among all beings. Thus, the question arises, which came first, the prose or the verse? This site uses lakkhwna.

As a Buddha he cannot be overcome by any foe or hostile thing from within or without, by lust, lakkhanw, delusion, by any ascetic or Brahmin, deva, Mara, Brahma, or anything in the world.

Such wisdom is great, lakhana, joyous, swift, penetrating, and discerning, meaning that it is metaphysical, universal, induces happiness, is incisive, profound, and analytical. As a Buddha, he will also have a persuasive voice: Thus, this theory of the thirty-two marks of a great man is really a codification of the general theory of karma, identifying the cause of each characteristic and its effects in the present life which are comparableboth for emperors and buddhas.


Well formed above and beautiful. About this it was said: Being endowed with these marks, if he keeps to the household life he will be a wheel-turning monarch. Falling away from there and coming to be reborn on earth, he acquired these three marks of the Great Man: And so, renounced or not, this sign Such benefits as this portends. They are also associated with treasure and hidden esoteric writings of great importance, called termas lit.

As a ruler, how does he benefit? Standing and without bending, he can touch lakkgana rub his knees with either hand.

From such deeds, skilled and sweet, Graceful and fair his limbs will be, While fairly set in spiral curves From tender skin the hairs stand up. The Marks Digha Nikaya 30 Country: Being endowed with these two marks, as a ruler, how does he benefit? All his retinue are well disposed to him: We also learn four ways to be loved: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: His male organs are enclosed in a sheath.

What course is to be followed, what is not? Thus he was a reconciler of those at variance and an encourager of those at one, rejoicing in peace, loving it, delighting in it, one who spoke up for peace: All his followers are well-disposed to him: Thus have i heard.

Being endowed with this mark, as a ruler he quickly acquires whatever things befit a ruler, the things that pertain to a ruler, delight him and are appropriate to him. Nagas also appear commonly in the names of great Buddhist philosophers.


Lakkhana Sutta

These negative qualities also provide a checklist of the qualities that must be cultivated in order to become a Buddha. Now he can unbending stand And touch his knees with both his hands, And his tree like girth and height Is the fruit of virtuous deeds.

The nobles will his vassals be.

Hajime Nakamura states that the verse sections predate the prose sections. As a Buddha, likewise.

And after that reward was done, He reappeared with turbaned head. However, as I have observed before, a late date of composition neither proves that the constituent material is either late or logically or philosophically illegitimate even if it is.

He has more than a thousand sons who are heroes, of heroic stature, conquerors of the hostile army. Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler he would be rich, of great wealth and resourceshaving a full treasury of gold and silver, all sorts of goods and his granary will be full of corn.

His eyes are deep blue.