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Earth Angel

Postby yawares » Fri May 11, 2012 11:36 am

Dear Members,

This is my happy Texas Friday :heart: , my daughter will fly from Vegas today to cerebrate Mother's Day(Sunday, May 13th) with me. So I'm delighted to present a very cute story to you all.

Earth Angel : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyjToD2TCYc

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Patipujika Kumari: Earth Angel
[ Translated from the Pali by Daw Mya Tin, MA ]


While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse 48 of this book, with reference to Patipujika Kumari.

Patipujika Kumari was a very beautiful lady from Savatthi. She married at the age of sixteen and had four sons. She was a virtuous as well as a generous lady, who loved to make offerings of food and other requisites to the bhikkhus. She would often go to the monastery and clean up the premises, fill the pots and jars with water and perform other services. Patipujika also possessed "Jatissara Knowledge" through which she remembered that in her previous existence she was one of the numerous wives of Malabhari, in the deva world of Tavatimsa. She also remembered that she had passed away from there when all of them were out in the garden enjoying themselves, plucking and picking flowers. So, every time she made offerings to the bhikkhus or performed any other meritorious act, she would pray that she might be reborn in the Tavatimsa realm as a wife of Malabhari, her previous husband.

One day, Patipujika fell ill and passed away that same evening. As she had so ardently wished, she was reborn in Tavatimsa deva world as a wife of Malabhari. As one hundred years in the human world is equivalent to just one day in Tavatimsa world, Malabhari and his other wives were still in the garden enjoying themselves and Patipujika was barely missed by them. So, when she rejoined them, Malabhari asked her where she had been the whole morning. She then told him about her passing away from Tavatimsa, her rebirth in the human world, her marriage to a man and also about how she had given birth to four sons, her passing away from there and finally her return to Tavatimsa.


When the bhikkhus learned about the death of Patipujika, they were stricken with grief. They went to the Buddha and reported that Patipujika, who was offering alms-food to them early in the morning, had passed away in the evening. To them the Buddha replied that the life of beings was very brief; and that before they could hardly be satiated in their sensual pleasures, they were overpowered by Death.

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 48. Like one who picks and chooses flowers, a man who has his mind attached to sensual pleasures and is insatiate in them is over powered by Death.


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Re: Earth Angel

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Thank-you!
I don't read your posts, but admire your persistence even though you do not get responces often, or many views in relation to other threads!

it is nice to see :anjali:

and I say this because it isn't necessarily the words of a post that matters!
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby Rui Sousa » Fri May 11, 2012 10:26 pm

Interesting and helpfull story. Thank you.
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby rowboat » Fri May 11, 2012 10:57 pm

Yawares, I read all of your posts, and I enjoy them and appreciate them. Please keep up the good work!

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Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 11, 2012 11:14 pm

yawares wrote:This is my happy Texas Friday :heart: , my daughter will fly from Vegas today to cerebrate Mother's Day(Sunday, May 13th) with me. So I'm delighted to present a very cute story to you all.


I live in Vegas and have lived in Texas too. I also read all of your good stories. Happy Mother's Day!
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby SDC » Fri May 11, 2012 11:37 pm

Nice one, yawares...I remember reading this a few years ago and thought it was so fascinating that they barely realized she was gone.
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby yawares » Sat May 12, 2012 12:44 pm

Dear Cittasanto,

Thank you very much for reading my story and nice comment.
Sincerely,
yawares :candle:
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby yawares » Sat May 12, 2012 12:50 pm

Dear SDC,

Thank you so much for reading my story,
Sincerely,
yawares :candle:

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Dear David,

Thank you for reading my story.
Sincerely,
yawares :candle:
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby yawares » Sat May 12, 2012 12:59 pm

rowboat wrote:Yawares, I read all of your posts, and I enjoy them and appreciate them. Please keep up the good work!

:anjali:


Dear 'rowboat',

I truly appreciate your comment, you really brighten my day!

I loved to row a canoe boat very much every weekend when I was very young and lived in Bangkok, Thailand. I could stand on the boat and rowed in a race with my friends....so much fun!!

Sincerely,
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Re: Earth Angel

Postby yawares » Sat May 12, 2012 1:04 pm

Rui Sousa wrote:Interesting and helpfull story. Thank you.


Dear Rui Sousa,

Thank you very much for reading my story.

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