Saturday, 11 February 2017
On that occasion, as recorded in the commentary to the Mahāsamayasutta, DN-Comm 20) four marvellous events occurred:
a. 1,250 disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned.
b. All of them were Arahants, Enlightened Ones, and
c. All were ordained by the Buddha himself: 'Ehi Bhikkhu'.
d. It was the full-moon day.
On this occasion the Buddha gave those Arahants the principles of Buddhism, called "The ovadapatimokha".
Those principles are:
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.
To avoid all evil,
to cultivate good, and
to cleanse one's mind
— this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
- Dhammapada Verse 183
- Posted by CFFong