10 Inspirational Quotes from Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta. Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta, which means The Discourse on the Lion-roar of the. 1 Sutta summary and highlights. SUTTA SUMMARY. The Cakka,vatti Sīha, nāda Sutta (D 26) gives an account of the wheel- turner or universal monarch. In illustration of his dictum that one should rely on oneself, the Buddha gives a detailed account of the fall of a kingly lineage of the past, and the subsequent.

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To this, we must add the slave trade, the modern history of which began in the 17th century, not long after the advent of finance capitalism, and which has afflicted untold millions right up until the present day.

The sutta literally translates to mean ” The Lion’s roar on the turning of the wheel”. Instead, he ruled the people according to his own ideas, and, being so ruled, the people did not prosper so well as they had done under the previous kings who had performed the duties of a wheel-turning monarch.

And they explained to him the duties of a wheel-turning monarch. The children of those whose life-span is twenty years will live to forty, their children will live to be eighty, Rule us, Your Majesty. View original text with translation This only works with certain texts, which include translations by Sujato and Brahmali.

Ask us, Your Majesty, and we will tell you! It is just by this building-up of wholesome states that this merit increases.

But he did not go to the royal sage and ask him about the duties of a wheel-turning monarch. Do not commit adultery. Satisfied, the mendicants were happy with what the Buddha said. Then, shaving off hair and beard, he will don yellow robes and go forth from the household life into the homelessness under the supreme Buddha Metteyya.

Quality of life is expressed in years as a convention, similar to bond durations in finance. We find the Buddha in Matula, Magadha. The First World War saw 16, casualties. And those who opposed him in the eastern region came and said: And, having listened to them, the King established guard and protectionbut he did not give property to the needy, and as a result poverty became rife.


Retrieved from ” http: Accidents also seem to be excluded. And for the sentient beings among whom sexual misconduct was widespread, their lifespan and beauty declined. The Chanting Together Dn Among the people who live for ten years, there will be an interregnum of swords lasting seven days. If the precepts of not to kill, no to lie, not to steal, not to conduct adultery and not to take intoxicants were not followed; then crimes will increase, lifespan and beauty of people will decrease as they are devoured by their greed, hatred, envy and delusion.

He will teach the Dhamma, lovely in its beginning, lovely in its middle, lovely in its ending, in the spirit and in the letter, and proclaim, just as I do now, the holy life in its fullness and purity. Among the people who lived for 10, years, some were more beautiful than others.

However when his people heard that the king will give away poverty, they follow suit. Sign In Don’t have an account?

10 Inspirational Quotes from Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta – Lotus Happiness

But the denunciation was malicious. Shave his head and march him from street to street and square to square to the beating of a harsh drum. That, my son, is the duty of an Ariyan wheel-turning monarch. You should roam inside your own territory, sihaanda domain of your fathers. He will thoroughly know by his own super-knowledgeand proclaim, this universe with its devas and maras and Brahmasits ascetics and Brahminsand this generation with its princes and peoplejust as I suttta now.

The metaphor is obvious. And how does a monk dwell as an island unto himself? Many people throughout history have identified themselves with Metteyya, beginning with Wu Zetian —the only ruling female emperor in the history of China, who ruthlessly persecuted her opponents in the royal family by cutting off their arms and legs and inserting them in jars, and most recently, Ram Bahadur Bomjon b.


They meditate observing an aspect of the body—keen, aware, and mindful, rid of desire and aversion for the world. And through having undertaken such wholesome things, they will increase in life span and beauty. That is what the Buddha said.

In Jambudipa there will be eighty-four thousand cities headed by Ketumati as the royal capital. Some scholars have observed that there appear to be references to a unitary refuge formula in which one takes refuge in the Dharma only, which is consistent with this advice and similar advice expressed in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta. When poverty was widespread, a certain person stole from others, with the intention to commit theft.

Those people who lived for five hundred years had some children who lived for two hundred and fifty years, while others lived for two hundred years. This site uses cookies. The ten ways of doing skillful deeds will totally disappear, and the ten ways of doing unskillful deeds will explode in popularity. Let no crime prevail in your kingdom, and to those who are in need, give property.

Another man denounced him to the King, saying: Do not tell lies.

The Lion’s Roar on the Turning of the Wheel (Cakkavatti-Sihanada Sutta)

Do not let injustice prevail in the realm. They develop the basis of psychic power that has immersion due to inquiry, and sutt effort. When swords were widespread, killing living creatures became widespread.

Knowing who is the next Buddha is crucial especially for people who have yet to practice the Law of Buddhahood as expounded in the Lotus Sutra.