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Would there happen to be a sutta similar to the story of Milarepa? Who was not such a nice, perfect man, but eventually became enlightened?
The Pali Canon is so large. I am really wanting to read something similar about repentance and the like.
Would someone help me out with this if you could?
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What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.
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