Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

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Re: Let's Pray Daily - Virtual Vihara

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16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta

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thomaslaw wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:16 am Having read the expressions, I can see how the individual mind consciously develops the words of the devotional faith to the Buddha, his dhammas, and his assembly.

Such a devotional faith to the Buddha seems similar to the faith-faculty (saddhindriya) and power (saddhaabala) in the teachings of the five faculties (pa~nca indriyaani) and the five powers (pa~nca balaani) according to the Indriya Sa.myutta and Bala Sa.myutta of SN.
Saddha beejam - tapo vutthi (faith is the seed - practice is the rain).
What if a rain falls into a field where there are no seeds?
Never think you know better than the ancient Sangha. Atthakatha
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