Ambattha Sutta contains two special moments: 1) the mention of the possession by the Buddha of an illusory body (this can be seen in the. With Ambaṭṭha. So I have heard. At one time the Buddha was wandering in the land of the Kosalans together with a large Saṅgha of around five hundred. Ambattha Sutta. Preached at Icchānankala when Ambattha-mānava visited the Buddha (D.3). Reference is made to the Commentary on this sutta where a.

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Ambattha Sutta contains two special moments: Young Brahmin Ambattha is sent by his mentor Pokkharasadi to the hermit Gotama in order to verify whether the Buddha is really as great as people say he is.

To test sutya truth of the greatness of the Buddha, the teacher gives Ambattha a doctrine of the 32 bodily attributes of a great man. This teaching a,battha is not described in the Sutta, it is said only that Ambattha receives those texts. Ambattha, accompanied by his comrades, goes to the Buddha and meets with the Tathagata, but from the very beginning of the conversation, he demonstratively shows disrespect and contempt for Gotama and the Sakya caste, to which the Enlightened was born.

Buddha told that Ambattha is extremely ill-mannered — after all, the young man does not restrain irritation, despite the fact that Gotama is older than him and has renounced the world.

However, Ambattha, now even more incensed, continues to express dislike of Buddha and the Sakyas.

Buddha asks Ambattha about the reasons for such hostility, and it turns out that Ambattha once visited a city ruled by the Wutta, and he did not receive befitting respect, according to Ambattha. The Buddha accommodatingly tells the young man that even a small bird sings in its nest as it wishes — one should not be offended because of such trifles.


Then the Buddha explains that the clan from which Ambattha originates the Kanha clan is qmbattha in origin than the Sakya clan.

Ambattha Sutta; 1 Definition(s)

He demands from Ambattha to answer — is this so? But Ambattha remains silent. After that, the comrades of Ambattha express contempt for the latter, but the Buddha stops them, explaining that the mother of Kanha, the ancestor of Ambattha, was a slave, but Kanha became a great sage and belonging to his family is not at all humiliating, but, on the contrary, honorable.

Only after this the Buddha proclaims that what deserves respect and reverence is the morality of a man, and not his ancestry. Further, the Buddha sets out suttq set of rules for monastic discipline which is repeated in all the suttas.

Ambattha Sutta

Among the highest values, the Buddha teaches non-injury to living beings, including seeds and plants a monk lives by alms, wandering without a stick or a weapon, refusing to take what is not given to him. A monk for the sake of maintaining calm of thoughtsmoves away from the world, from the common custom of copulation. An overcoming of the four vices of speech is then detailed: Further, the Buddha contrasts the behavior of serious, reserved monks to the behavior of those who are engaged in the accumulation abattha worldly values and the delights of their senses.

This description includes the idea that the contemplator sees in his mind inept skills leading to suffering, like a man who sees shells and shellfish in the lake. The Buddha tells the young man, that those revered gurus of Brahmins, whose texts they study, whose songs they sing, did not serve their senses, as Ambattha and his teacher Pokkharasadi do.


Convinced by these visions, Ambatta ambatthz to his mentor.

DN 3: With Ambaṭṭha—Bhikkhu Sujato

Brahman Pokkharasadi is angry at Ambattha because the latter caused a negative opinion from the Buddha not only about himself, but also about him. Pokkharasadi is rude and not restrained — he kicks Ambattha with his foot.

Then he goes to the Buddha himself. He also sees a vision of the wonderful signs of the Buddha. A convinced Abmattha listens to the sermon, and asks the Buddha to visit his house when the Arhat comes to their village. From what was said earlier, it is obvious that the higher stages of morality are not yet available for this Brahman.

Buddhist Sutra – Ambattha Sutta

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