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Mahakaccana:The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu

Postby yawares » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:36 pm

Dear Members,

This manic Monday, I would like to tell you the story of very handsome Bhikkhu who
Soreyya, the rich man thought about having a wife as good looking as Maha-Kaccana,
and then Soreyya turned to be a lady!! You may read "Soreyya" that I posted at page 7 here.


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Mahakaccana: :candle: The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu :candle:
[Presented by Dr.Han Tun@ SariputtaDhamma/JTN]


Maha Kaccana (Kaccayana) was one of the most eminent disciples of the Buddha,
considered chief(etadagga) among expounders in full of the brief saying of the Buddha,
(sankhittena bhasitassa vittharena attham vibhajantanam). He was born at
Ujjeni in the family of the chaplain of King Candapajota, and was called
Kaccana both because of his golden complexion and because Kaccana was the name of
his gotta (clan). He studied the Vedas, and, on the death of his father,
succeeded him as chaplain. With seven others he visited the Buddha, at the
request of Candapajota, to invite him to come to Ujjenii. Kaccana and his
friends listened to the Buddha's sermon, and having attained arahantship, joined
the order. He then conveyed the king's invitation to the Buddha, who pointed out
that it would now suffice if Kaccana himself returned to Ujjeni.


Arrived in Ujjeni, Kaccana lived in the royal park, where the king showed him
all honour. He preached constantly to the people, and, attracted by his
discourses, numerous persons joined the Order, so that the whole city was one
blaze of orange robes. It is said that after having duly established the sasana
in Avanti (one of the four great monarchies in the time of the Buddha, the
other three being Magadha, Kosala and Vamsa) Kaccana returned once more to the
Buddha.


It is said (DhA.ii.176) that even when Kaccana was living at Avanti, a long
distance away, he went regularly to hear the Buddha :candle: preach, and when the chief
theras took their places in the assembly, they always left room for him. On one
such occasion Sakka showed him great honour, falling at his feet, and the Buddha
explained that this was because Maha Kaccana kept his senses well guarded.


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Re: Mahakaccana:The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu

Postby plwk » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:04 pm

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Mahakaccana:The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu

Postby yawares » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:02 pm

plwk wrote:Image

Dear plwk,
I hope you know that Maha-Kaccana used his superpower to disguise himself as you saw in this picture, so nobody would mistook him as the Buddha or fell in love with him..again and again..

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Re: Mahakaccana:The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu

Postby plwk » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:10 pm

I have no direct knowledge if the Thera actually did it but this is what the Thais conceive of him, hence the pic...oft confused with the Chinese Budai or Hotei...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Mahakaccana:The Super-Handsome Bhikkhu

Postby yawares » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:38 pm

plwk wrote:I have no direct knowledge if the Thera actually did it but this is what the Thais conceive of him, hence the pic...oft confused with the Chinese Budai or Hotei...

Dear plwk,
I'm from Thailand and I know for sure that almost every Thai people know the dhammapada story about the disguise of Maha-Kaccana....(he was so sad after Soreyya apologized to him and suddenly became a man again.....since then Maha-Kaccana disguised himself to be fat/not looking good.
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