Buddhist ethics by Venerable Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Charles Hallisey

By Venerable Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Charles Hallisey

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The samskrta dharmas, which include the body and the four sense-organs of eye, ear, nose and tongue, include also the corresponding touch, sound, smell and taste, as well as the eye-consciousness, ear-consciousness, and so on. O rigin and Source o f K now ledge 37 Amongst the mental concomitants which all systems treat with great respect, are feeling (vedano), will (cetano), vigilance (appamâda), while the class ‘Things not associated with Mind* contain such various dharmas as birth (jâti), number (sahkya), region (desa), time (kâla).

H e takes delight in peace and his words make for peace. H aving aban­ doned harsh speaking and continued to abstain therefrom, such is the Samana Gotam a; whatever words are pure, comforting to the ear, kind, reaching to the heart, gentle, gracious to the peo­ ple, such is the quality o f his words. H aving abandoned trivial conversation and continued to abstain therefrom, the Samana Gotam a’s words are tim ely, in accordance with the truth, and of things bearing advantage — of the Dhamma and the Discipline of the O rder.

H e recollects: Tn such-and-such a place m y name, ancestry, food, happy and sorrow ful experiences were thus and thus, coming to an end at such-and-such an age. Then m y consciousness died dow n, arising again in such-and-such a place. There m y name, ancestry, appearance, food, happy and sorrow ­ ful experiences were thus and thus, coming to an end at suchand-such an age. Then m y consciousness died dow n, arising again in such-and-such a place. There m y name, ancestry, appearance, food, happy and sorrow ful experiences were thusand-thus, com ing to an end at such-and-such an age; m y con- 48 Buddhist Ethics sciousness died down and arose again here* * In such fashion he calls to mind, point by point, the activities and circumstances of the existences in which he was previously engaged.

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