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I remember a sutta where the Buddha admits he could not think of a way to rule without imprisoning others, or having to send warriors out to war when challenged by (possibly) Mara, can anyone remember the sutta?
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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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Is it SN 4.20 - Rajja Sutta, (available on ATI) ?
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This is an interesting question i have been wondering about for a while. However, I don't see the Buddha giving a clear cut answer in that sutta. Most probably, if this question occupies his mind, that means it's a tricky one.
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