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the four sights

Postby Vakkali » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:07 am

Is there a Pāḷi term for the four sights (the old man, the sick man, the corpse, and the ascetic?)

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Re: the four sights

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:12 am

catu nimitta (4 images or 4 signs; aka 4 sights)

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=4_Sights
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Re: the four sights

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:42 am

See also the "Messengers of the gods" (devadūta).

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Re: the four sights

Postby pilgrim » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:30 am

I know the the suttas did not say that the bodhisatta saw the four sights, but which text exactly tells this story?
Secondly, the Buddha said that all Buddhas of the past and of the future will see these four sights. Which sutta was that?

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Re: the four sights

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Re: the four sights

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Re: the four sights

Postby cooran » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:00 am

Hello All,

Link to Mahapadana Sutta

Scroll down to End of Birth Section for the Four Sights

http://buddhasutra.com/files/mahapadana_sutta.htm

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Re: the four sights

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Re: the four sights

Postby Kumara » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:37 am

Is this thread on the wrong section? Isn't this one supposed to be on Pali only?
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