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 +====== Rajja Sutta ======
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 +Title: Rajja Sutta: Rulership
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 +Summary: <span wrap_summarypic>​[[.:​index#​sn04.020.than|{{en:​img:​question_16.gif}}]]</​span> ​ Mara, seeing that the Buddha has developed the four bases of power (iddhipada),​ tries to persuade him to give up the monastic life and become a powerful world ruler.
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 +<div #​h_tipitakaid>​SN 4.20
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 +<div #​h_ptsid>​PTS:​ [[:​en:​tipitaka:​sltp:​SN_I_utf8#​pts.116|S i 116]]</​div>​
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 +<div #​h_altid>​CDB i 209</​div>​
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 +<div #​h_doctitle>​Rajja Sutta: Rulership</​div>​
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 +<div #​h_docsubtitle2></​div>​
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 +<div #​h_docby>​translated from the Pali by</​div>​
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 +<div #​h_docauthor>​Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​div>​
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 +<div #​h_copyright>​[[#​f_termsofuse|{{en:​img:​d2.png?​16x18}}]][[#​f_termsofuse| 1999-2018]]</​div>​
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 +<div #​homagetext>​[[en:​homage|- ​ Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa ​ -]]</​div>​
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 +<div navigation>​[[en:​tipitaka:​sut:​sn:​sn04:​sn04.019.than|{{en:​img:​left.png }}]] [[en:​tipitaka:​sut:​sn:​sn05:​sn05.001.than|{{ en:​img:​right.png}}]]</​div>​
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 +I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying among the <span anchor #​kosala>​Kosalans</​span>​ in a wilderness hut in a <span anchor #​himalayas>​Himalayan</​span>​ district. Then, as he was alone in seclusion, this train of thought arose in his awareness: "Is it possible to exercise rulership without killing or causing others to kill, without confiscating or causing others to confiscate, without sorrowing or causing others sorrow — righteously?"​
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 +<span anchor #​mara>​Then</​span>​ Mara, the Evil One, knowing with his awareness the train of thought in the Blessed One's awareness, went to him and on arrival said to him: "​Exercise rulership, Blessed One! Exercise rulership, O One Well-gone! — without killing or causing others to kill, without confiscating or causing others to confiscate, without sorrowing or causing others sorrow — righteously!"​
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 +"But what do you see in me, Evil One, that you say to me, '​Exercise rulership, Blessed One! Exercise rulership, O One Well-gone! — without killing or causing others to kill, without confiscating or causing others to confiscate, without sorrowing or causing others sorrow — righteously!'?"​
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 +"Lord, the Blessed One has developed the four bases of power, pursued them, handed them the reins and taken them as a basis, given them a grounding, steadied them, consolidated them, and undertaken them well. If he wanted to, he could resolve on the Himalayas, king of mountains, as gold, and it would become a mountain of gold."
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 +<div freeverse>​![
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 +]!<span spkr>​[The Buddha:​]</​span>​
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 +<span anchor #​gold>​The</​span>​ entirety
 +of a mountain of gold,
 +of solid bullion:
 +even twice that
 +wouldn'​t suffice
 +for one person.
 + Knowing this,
 + live evenly,
 + in tune with the contemplative life.
 +
 +When you see stress,
 +and from where it comes,
 +how can you incline
 +to sensual pleasures?
 +Knowing acquisition
 +to be a bond in the world,
 + train for
 + its subduing.
 +</​div>​
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 +Then Mara the Evil One — sad & dejected at realizing, "The Blessed One knows me; the One Well-gone knows me" — vanished right there.
 +</​div>​
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 +<div navigation>​[[./​sn04.019.than|{{en:​img:​left.png }}]] [[../​sn05/​sn05.001.than|{{ en:​img:​right.png}}]]</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_sourceCopy>​The source of this work is the gift within Access to Insight "​Offline Edition 2012.09.10.14",​ last replication 12. March 2013, generously given by John Bullitt and mentioned as: ©1999 Thanissaro Bhikkhu.</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_sourceTitle>​Transcribed from a file provided by the translator.</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_atiCopy>​This Zugang zur Einsicht edition is [[en:​dhamma-dana|{{en:​img:​d2.png?​14}}]]2013 (ATI 1999-2012).</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_citation>​**How to cite this document** (one suggested style): "Rajja Sutta: Rulership"​ (SN 4.20), translated from the Pali by  Thanissaro Bhikkhu. //Access to Insight//, 17 June 2010, [[http://​www.accesstoinsight.org/​tipitaka/​sn/​sn04/​sn04.020.than.html|http://​www.accesstoinsight.org/​tipitaka/​sn/​sn04/​sn04.020.than.html]] . Retrieved on 10 September 2012 (Offline Edition 2012.09.10.14),​ republished by //Zugang zur Einsicht// on  ​
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