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Window to the Suttas

Window to the Suttas

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A panoramic peep into the true teachings of the Buddha
A panoramic peep into the true teachings of the Buddha

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Lay Follower: "Venerable Sir, to what extent is one a lay follower?"

"Jivaka, when one has gone to the Buddha
"Jivaka, when one has gone to the Buddha
"Jivaka, when one has gone to the Buddha

"Jivaka, when one has gone to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the
, the Dhamma and the
, the Dhamma and the

, the Dhamma and the

Sangha
Sangha
Sangha

Sangha for refuge, then to that extent is one a lay follower."
for refuge, then to that extent is one a lay follower."
for refuge, then to that extent is one a lay follower."

for refuge, then to that extent is one a lay follower."

"And to what extent, venerable sir, is one a virtuous lay follower?"

"Jivaka, when one abstains from taking life, from stealing, from sexual
"Jivaka, when one abstains from taking life, from stealing, from sexual
"Jivaka, when one abstains from taking life, from stealing, from sexual

"Jivaka, when one abstains from taking life, from stealing, from sexual
misconduct, from lying,
misconduct, from lying,
misconduct, from lying,

misconduct, from lying, and from fermented
and from fermented
and from fermented

and from fermented drinks that lead to
drinks that lead to
drinks that lead to

drinks that lead to

heedlessness, then to that extent is one a virtuous lay follower."
heedlessness, then to that extent is one a virtuous lay follower."
heedlessness, then to that extent is one a virtuous lay follower."

heedlessness, then to that extent is one a virtuous lay follower."

"And to what extent, venerable sir, is one a lay follower who practises
both for his own benefit and the benefit of others?"

"Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction and
"Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction and
"Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction and

"Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction and
encourages others;
encourages others;
encourages others;

encourages others;
in the consummation of conviction…
in the consummation of conviction…
in the consummation of conviction…

in the consummation of conviction…
in virtue and encourages others …
in virtue and encourages others …
in virtue and encourages others …

in virtue and encourages others …

in gene
in gene
in gene

in generosity and encourages others …
rosity and encourages others …
rosity and encourages others …

rosity and encourages others …
desires to see the bhikkhus and encourages others…
desires to see the bhikkhus and encourages others…
desires to see the bhikkhus and encourages others…

desires to see the bhikkhus and encourages others…
wants to hear the true Dhamma and encourages others…
wants to hear the true Dhamma and encourages others…
wants to hear the true Dhamma and encourages others…

wants to hear the true Dhamma and encourages others…

habitually r
habitually r
habitually r

habitually remembers the Dhamma
emembers the Dhamma
emembers the Dhamma

emembers the Dhamma and encourages others…
and encourages others…
and encourages others…

and encourages others…

explores the me
explores the me
explores the me

explores the meaning of the Dhamma
aning of the Dhamma
aning of the Dhamma

aning of the Dhamma and encourages others…
and encourages others…
and encourages others…

and encourages others…

knowing
knowing
knowing

knowing both the Dhamma and its meaning, practises the
both the Dhamma and its meaning, practises the
both the Dhamma and its meaning, practises the

both the Dhamma and its meaning, practises the
Dhamma in line with the Dhamma and encourages others…:
Dhamma in line with the Dhamma and encourages others…:
Dhamma in line with the Dhamma and encourages others…:

Dhamma in line with the Dhamma and encourages others…:

then to that extent
then to that extent
then to that extent

then to that extent he is a lay follower who practis
he is a lay follower who practis
he is a lay follower who practis

he is a lay follower who practises both for his own
es both for his own
es both for his own

es both for his own

benefit and the benefit of others."
benefit and the benefit of others."
benefit and the benefit of others."

benefit and the benefit of others." (Anguttara Nikaya VIII.26 Jivaka
Sutta).

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