Who said "Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning..."?

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Who said "Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning..."?

Postby SamKR » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:18 am

Hello everyone!

Can somebody tell me who originally said the following (or something like this):
Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end.


I heard this in Goenkaji's discourses but not sure if it was the Buddha who originally said this.

Can you provide any link to original text (or its translation), if any.
Thank you.

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Re: Who said "Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning..."?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:39 am

The Buddha, in many places:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nymo.html
Now a good report of Master Gotama has been spread to this effect: 'That Blessed One is such since he is arahant and Fully Enlightened, perfect in true knowledge and conduct, sublime, knower of worlds, incomparable teacher of men to be tamed, teacher of gods and humans, enlightened, blessed. He describes this world with its gods, its Maras, and its (Brahma) Divinities, this generation with its monks and brahmans, with its kings and its people, which he has himself realized through direct knowledge. He teaches a Dhamma that is good in the beginning, good in the middle and good in the end with (the right) meaning and phrasing, he affirms a holy life that is utterly perfect and pure.' Now it is good to see such arahants."


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Re: Who said "Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning..."?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:06 am

The Buddha
if you get a copy of the Amaravati chanting book, youll find the pali in the morning chanting.
ādi-kalyāṇaṃ majjhe-kalyāṇaṃ pariyosāna-kalyāṇaṃ
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Who said "Dhamma is beneficial at the beginning..."?

Postby SamKR » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:08 am

Thank you very much, Mike and Cittasanto.

ādi-kalyāṇaṃ majjhe-kalyāṇaṃ pariyosāna-kalyāṇaṃ

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