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AN V 201 Long Lasting of the Teaching

Kimila Sutta

 

Once the Awakened One was living in Kimbilā’s Bamboo forest.

Then the venerable Kimbilā went to the Awakened One

paid loving respects,

 sat beside him

and asked;

 

“Bhante, what are the causes by which

the True Dhamma does not last long

after the Truth-Finder’s complete extinguishment?” [1]

 

 

“That is, Kimbila,

when a Truth-Finder attains complete extinguishment,

monks and nuns, male and female lay practitioners

(1) Live without respect nor consideration

for the Teacher, [2]

(2) Live without respect nor consideration

for the Teaching,

(3) Live without respect nor consideration

for the Community,

(4) Live without respect nor consideration

for the training,

(5) and towards each other also,

they live without respect nor consideration.

 

 

These are the causes by which

the True Dhamma does not last long

after the Truth-Finder’s complete extinguishment Kimbila.”

 

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“What are the causes by which

the True Dhamma lasts long

after the Truth-Finder’s complete extinguishment?”

 

“That is, Kimbila,

when a Truth-Finder attains complete extinguishment,

Monks and nuns, male and female lay practitioners

(1) Live respectful and considerate

towards the Teacher,

(2) Live respectful and considerate

towards the Teaching,

(3) Live respectful and considerate

towards or the Community,

(4) Live respectful and considerate

towards the training,

(5) and towards each other also,

they live respectful and considerate.

 

 

These are the causes by which

the True Dhamma lasts long

after the Truth-Finder’s complete extinguishment Kimbila.”

 

 

[1] “… hetu ko paccayo, yena tathāgate parinibbute saddhammo na ciraṭṭhitiko hotī”ti?

[2] satthari agāravā viharanti appatissā… (The rest is dhamme, saṅghe, sikkhāya, aññamaññaṁ) Satthari here is the Buddha.

 

This is a gift of Dhamma

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