ATANATIYA SUTTA PDF

Then four great kings [2] having placed a guard over the four quarters, with a large army of Yakkhas, of Gandhabbas, of Kumbhandas, of Nagas; having placed troops; having placed a barricade of soldiers on four sides, came to the presence of the Blessed One, when the night was far advanced, illuminating the entire Vulture's Peak with their surpassing radiance, saluted the Blessed One and sat on one side. From among the attendant Yakkhas, some saluted the Blessed One, and sat on one side; some exchanged greetings with the Blessed One conversing in a friendly and courteous manner, and sat on one side; some saluted him with clasped hands, and sat on one side; some announced their name and lineage, and sat on one side; some sat on one side in silence. Then the great King Vessavana Skt. Vaisravana [3] , who was seated on one side, said to the Blessed One:.

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Atanatiya-sutta means something in Buddhism , Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. Having saluted him and sat down with hosts of other Yakkhas, Vessavana told the Buddha that the Yakkhas did not, for the most part, believe in the Buddha for the reason that they did not find it pleasant or agreeable to abstain from the things which he declared to be evil - such as the taking of life, theft, etc.

And in order that the Buddhas disciples, haunting lonely and remote parts of the forest where the Yakkhas dwelt, might find protection from them, Vessavana suggested that the Buddha might learn the Atanatiya word rune rakkha. The Buddha agreeing, Vessavana proceeded to recite it.

It opens with a salutation to the seven Buddhas, beginning with Vipassi. The remainder contains a list of the gods and other superhuman beings, the Four Great Kings heading the list; these last are described at some length; forty one other gods are mentioned as a kind of appendix or afterthought, all mentioned one after another with no attempt at group division and without any details, in what are, apparently, mnemonic doggerels.

A part of the Mahasamaya Sutta sections looks very much like an improved and enlarged edition of this list of bare names. The Atanatiya Sutta is now regarded as a Paritta, and its influence pervades a hundred million world systems VibhA. In Ceylon, for instance, it is recited with great fervour at the conclusion of the Paritta ceremonies, particularly in times of illness, in order to ward off evil spirits.

It is included in the list of Parittas found in the Milinda panha, p. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:. The Great Chronicle of Buddhas by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw.

The Book of Protection by Piyadassi Thera. Guide to Tipitaka by U Ko Lay. The Dawn of the Dhamma by Sucitto Bhikkhu. Introduction In Buddhism Theravada See also. Item last updated: 12 September, Like what you read? Consider supporting this website:. Donate on Patreon. Read more

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I read the Atanatiya sutta today. In it a Yakka asks the Buddha whether he can teach the Buddha a chant to protect his disciples from yakkas, and the Buddha consents in silence. What criteria do you apply to determine the authenticity of a sutta and how do they apply to the Atanatiya sutta? Hi Mat, to answer your first question, have a read of this.

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Join us weekly for live Dhamma Story Time sessions. Vipassana , which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. More information about Vipassana as taught by S. Goenka is available at www. The tag Vipassana identifies products that are directly related to this tradition and differentiates them from other Theravada resources available on our site. While the main emphasis in Vipassana meditation as taught by S.

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Tantra, magic spells etc are generally not mentioned in the Theravada Buddhism. And also, if anyone of these non-humans does not agree, then names of the chief commanders are given in this sutta, in order to summon them to take care of the situation. Anyone can recite this and take benefit from it in order to get rid of evil. Here two version are provided. The older one is in old English. Pali version is also provided.

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Atanatiya Sutta

Atanatiya-sutta means something in Buddhism , Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. Having saluted him and sat down with hosts of other Yakkhas, Vessavana told the Buddha that the Yakkhas did not, for the most part, believe in the Buddha for the reason that they did not find it pleasant or agreeable to abstain from the things which he declared to be evil - such as the taking of life, theft, etc. And in order that the Buddhas disciples, haunting lonely and remote parts of the forest where the Yakkhas dwelt, might find protection from them, Vessavana suggested that the Buddha might learn the Atanatiya word rune rakkha. The Buddha agreeing, Vessavana proceeded to recite it.

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