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Buddhist Stories: From the Dhammapada Commentary, Part III Print E-mail


FARING FAR, WANDERING ALONE…. This instruction was given by the Teacher while he was in residence at Sāvatthī with reference to Sangharakkhita.

The story goes that a certain youth of respectable family living at Sāvatthī, after hearing a discourse of the Teacher, made his renunciation and went forth, obtained acceptance as a monk, and in but a few days attained arahatship. He was known as the Elder Sangharakkhita. When a nephew of the Elder Sangharakkhita came of age, he went forth under the elder, and after obtaining acceptance entered upon the rains residence at a certain monastery.

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