where is this verse from?

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where is this verse from?

Postby Dhammanucara » Sat May 08, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi all,

I found this quote from a Buddhist article, which says that this verse is from Anguttara Nikaya, but did not specify the sutta. Does anyone know?

"Bhasaye jotaye dhammam,
Pagganhe Isinam dhajam,
Subhasitaddhaja Isayo,
Dhammo hi Isinam dhajo."

"Preach, glorify the Truth, and
Lift the Sage's flag on high,
Emblem of saints is goodly speech,
Truth is the flag they fly." ~Anguttara


With metta,
Dhammanucara :namaste:

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Re: where is this verse from?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 08, 2010 6:12 pm

I done a search which gave this as a result
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Bhasa ... nt=firefox

looks like it is actually in the Khuddaka nikaya


494.“Bhasaye jotaye dhammam, pagganhe isinam dhajam;
Subhasitaddhaja isayo, dhammo hi isinam dhajo”ti
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: where is this verse from?

Postby bodom » Sat May 08, 2010 6:28 pm

Looks to be in the Jatakas more precisely:

http://books.google.com/books?id=SyuOuv ... CBMQ6AEwAA

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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