Contemplating the Unique Qualities of the
Perfectly training is this Noble Sangha
community of the Buddha's Noble disciples!
Training the right way, the true way, the good way, the direct way!
these eight kinds of individuals, these four Noble pairs, deserve both
offerings, hospitality and reverential salutation with joined palms, since
this Noble Sangha
community of the Buddha's Noble disciples, is an unsurpassable and forever
field of merit, in this world, for this world, to honour, support, respect
As long as he recollects these special qualities
of the Sangha in this way, defined
'having entered on the good way', then: On that occasion his mind cannot be
by greed, or obsessed by hate, or obsessed by delusion; his mind possess
an unassailable integrity, when being inspired by this Noble Sangha
(AN III 286).
When a bhikkhu is
devoted to this
recollection of the Community, he is respectful
and deferential towards the
He attains fullness of faith! He has much
happiness and bliss. He conquers
fear and dread.
He is able to endure pain. He feels
as if he were living in the Sangha's
When dwelling in the recollection of
the Sangha's special qualities his body
becomes indeed as
worthy of veneration as
an Uposatha house, where the Sangha has met. His mind inclines only
attainment of this Community's special qualities. Furthermore: When he
an opportunity for transgression, he has awareness of conscience and
shame as vivid
he were face to face with the elder Theras of the Noble Sangha. And if he
penetrate no higher, he
is at least
headed for a happy destiny.
Visuddhimagga I 221
Now when a man is truly wise,
his constant task should surely be,
This recollection of the Sangha,
blessed with such mighty potency!
Visuddhimagga I 218
The EMERGENCE of HARMONY:
Pleasant is the arising of a Buddha.
Pleasant is the teaching of the Dhamma.
Pleasant is peace and unity in the Sangha.
Pleasant is the harmony of those united therein!
Dhammapada Illustration 194
Background Story 194
Ever are the true disciples of the Buddha well awake
and quite aware.
Constantly they meditate both day and night on the
Dhammapada Illustration 298
Background Story 296-301
Remembering this Sangha
Community of Disciples: