Lakkhana Sutta. The thirtieth sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. It gives an account of the thirty two special marks of the superman (mahāpurisalakkhanāni) which signify. DN 30 Lakkhana Sutta: The Marks of a Great Man. The Lord said: ‘There are, monks, these thirty-two marks peculiar to a Great Man. That Great Man who. Lakkhana Suttanta, Written by T. W. and C. A. F. Rhys Davids, Hits: You are here: Home · Digha Nikaya · Pathikavaggapali; DN30 Lakkhana Sutta.

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Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this lakihana article. The hair between his eyebrows is white, and soft like cotton down.

DN30 Lakkhana Sutta

Well formed above and beautiful. Built up beneath the flesh and skin, Well formed above and beautiful. He will become a fully enlightened Buddha, one who draws back the veil from the world. This structure provides a template that you can use to analyze your own karmic inheritance, by identifying your best and worst features in this life, which in turn provides a guide as to how to overcome this negative karma through practice.

He will be a king unbeaten Lord of Men, Of Mighty power Like the lord of threefold heaven Like the greatest of the gods. This was what the Lord declared’ ‘Monks, in whatever former life the Tathagata, he rejected idle chatterspoke at the right time, what was correct and to the point of Dhamma and discipline, and he spoke only what was beneficial and bound up with profit. What he spoke was all for peace, And re-linking severed bonds.

Falling away from there and coming to be reborn here on earth, he acquired this mark of a great man: This is what the wheel-marks clearly show.


Now he can unbending stand And touch his knees with both his hands, And his tree like girth and height Is the fruit of virtuous deeds. From such deeds, skilled and sweet, Graceful and fair his limbs will be, While fairly set in spiral curves From tender skin the hairs stand up. What, if I do it, will be to my lasting sorrow and harm, what to my lasting happiness? Having tasted his reward, With Sutra voice endowed, to earth He returned, and long his tongue.

Lakkhana Sutta; 1 Definition(s)

The sutta also reveals that the Buddha, despite his poverty, was still able to enjoy a good meal. This good deed brought heavenly birth Bliss and joy were his reward. The nagas are also able to appear as human beings, apparently at will. Being endowed with these two marks, as a autta, how does he benefit? His canine teeth are very bright. Guide to Tipitaka by U Ko Lay. He has long fingers and toes V.

He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by any ascetic or Brahmin, any deva, mara or Brahma, or any being in the world. He has a large retinue: And so at death he went to heaven To lajkhana the fruit of lqkkhana well done.

The Prajnaparamita is traditionally held to have been revealed to Nagarjuna by a naga. His male organs are enclosed in a sheath. He cannot be impeded by any enemy or adversary from within or without, from greed, hatred or delusion, nor by any ascetic or Brahmin, any deva, mara or Brahma, or any being in the world.

The world that we perceive is not reality. His body is divinely straight XVI. For him who level treads the ground. He has a great retinue: The sutta also alludes to the seven treasures of a Buddha: Brahmin householders, citizens and villagers, treasurers, guards, doorkeepers and pages. Verse has the merit of being more easily memorized than prose. About this was said: As a Buddha, how doe he benefit? All in attendance on his power.


We discussed the thirty-two marks of a great man and the seven treasures of a righteous emperor in sutta You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. He is long lived Returned to earth, his teeth grew close, Forty of them, firmly set. There is no hollow between his shoulders.

All his followers are lakkhan to him: He has projecting heels IV. As a Buddha he cannot be overcome by any foe or hostile thing from within or without, by lust, hatred, delusion, by any ascetic or Brahmin, deva, Mara, Brahma, or anything in the world. Morality, concentration and wisdom DN 11 Kevaddha Sutta: And if he goes forth into homelessness, he will become a fully-enlightened Buddha.

Whatever he touches with the tip of his tongue he tastes in his throat, and the taste is lakkgana everywhere.

Upon returning to earth he acquired these two marks of the Great Man: Being endowed with these marks, as a ruler, his followers will not be divided among themselves and they stay united. Those who practise only elementary ethics are reborn here. He has a great retinue: Not oppressed by force, they will Strive for general weal and joy. Being endowed with this mark, as a ruler he will have numerous sonsmore than a thousand sons, powerfully built heroes, crushers of the enemy host.