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Rajadhamma Chapter 2

Rajadhamma Chapter 2

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Chapter 21. The seven rules of aparih
ā
niya by which the well-being of a kingdomis to be increased
 
2. The power of an individual and the power of a general assembly3. The advantages of consensus in a meeting4. The way to mithubeda -- the breaking of unity5. How the people of the West are ruled through the consent of theirassembly6. How laws can be made strong and substantial7. False belief in the five great sacrifices8. The four rules of sangaha concerning praise and advancementthrough the whole kingdom9. The formative idea of the Burmese kingdom10. How the Brahmans corrupted the meaning of the four rules of sangaha into the Five Great Sacrifices11. How the western peoples have followed the four rules of sangaha12. Law keeps those who keep the Law13. Pursuit of the Four Rules of sangaha14. Three courses that end societies15. The principles that sustain the world (lokap
ā
la dhamma)
 
16. The conception (paññatti) and reality (paramattha) of hir
 ī 
andottappa17. The impossibility of reaching the fruit of the path without hir
 ī 
andottappa16118. Four rules for well-being in this world and the next19. About sacc
ā
(truth)20. The benefits of dhamma or ñ
ā
¼a-paññæ21. The benefits of the energy that is called dhiti22. The benefits of the divestment that is called c
ā
ga23. How these four qualities have developed among the westernnations24. Five Principles for bringing affairs to a successful conclusion25. Four rules for defeating the inferior26. Ten rules for royal behavior27. Kings should not oppose their people, but conciliate28. Rules of behaviour for kings29. The five Precepts
 
1.The seven rules of aparih
ā
niya by which the well-being of akingdom is to be increased
 
The Mah
ā
parinibb
ā
na Sutta of Mah
ā
vagga
1
or Sattakanip
ā
ta of 
A³gu
ttaranik 
ā
ya scripture
2
sets out as follows the seven rules of Aparih
ā
niyathrough which the prosperity of Princes is to be increased, the well-being of theExcellent Order to be improved and the wealth of a country is to be made togrow without any falling away.
Evaµ me sutaµ- ekaµ samayaµ bhagavæ vesæliyaµ viharati særandadecetiye. Atha kho sambahulæ licchavø yena bhagavæ tenupasa³kamiµsu;upasa³kamitvæ bhagavantaµ abhivædetvæ ekamantaµ nisidiµsu. Ekamantaµnisinne kho te licchvø bhagavæ etadavoca-“satta vo, licchavø, aparihæniyedhamme desessæmi. taµ su¼ætha, sædhukaµ manasi karotha; bhæsissæmø” ti.“Evaµ, bhante” ti kho te licchavø bhagavato paccassosuµ. Bhagavæetadavoca-“katame ca, licchavø, satta aparihæniyæ dhammæ?
“It fell to me,
ā
nanda the Elder, to hear and to note down what was goingto be said. At that time the most Excellent Lord was living in Ves
ā
l
 ī 
, in themonastery that had been built on the ground of the spirit named S
ā
randade. Inthe time when He was living there, many of the Licchav
 ī 
3
Princes came to thismonastery named for S
ā
randade in which the Lord was carrying on His practiceof Religion and came to the place where He was. They greeted Him with greatrespect and seated themselves properly. Once the Liccav
 ī 
Princes were seated,the Most Excellent Lord addressed them, saying:--
1
D.ii -62
 
2
A
³.ll-407
3
D.II. Abhinava T
ø.
331

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