Sutta Refrence Help Please

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Sutta Refrence Help Please

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:57 am

Hi Friends,
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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Re: Sutta Refrence Help Please

Postby vinasp » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:40 am

Hi Cittasanto,

Is it SN 4.20 - Rajja Sutta, (available on ATI) ?

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Re: Sutta Refrence Help Please

Postby Sekha » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:21 pm

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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