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A thousand parts of you belong to death and only a fraction of you is alive. Live, good Sir! It is better to live.
Live, sir! What can you do by struggling now? The path of struggling too is rough, and difficult and hard to bear. The Blessed One replied to him as he stood thus:. Now, merit I need not at all. For I have faith and energy, and I have understanding, too. So while I thus subdue myself, why do you speak to me of life? And, as the blood dries up, then bile and phlegm run dry, the wasting flesh becalms the mind: I shall have more of mindfulness and wisdom too, I shall have greater concentration. For living thus I come to know the limits to which feeling goes.
Padhana Sutta means something in Buddhism , Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. Padhana Sutta The four kinds of effort: to restrain, to abandon to develop, and to preserve. Four qualities which show that their possessor has entered on the path to surety, and that he is definitely bent on the destruction of the asavas: virtue, learning, ardent energy, wisdom. The Buddha describes how, when he gave himself up to meditation in order to win Enlightenment, Mara Namuci came to tempt him with his eightfold army of lust, discontent, hunger and thirst, craving, cowardice, doubt, hypocrisy and stupor. But the Buddha was firm, and Mara retired discomfited. The four right efforts: for the non arising of evil, for the abandoning of evil, for the arising of profitable states, and for the increase and fulfilment of such states. Partial matches: Sutta , Padhana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts.