[Buddha-l] Frightened bhikkhus

libris libris at singnet.com.sg
Wed May 18 20:39:01 MDT 2005


The story is commentarial and is found in the Khuddaka Patha Commentary, translated as The Minor Readings and Illustrator (PTS). It is found on pages 265 onwards of the PTS translation. 



--- Shantavira <shantavira at windhorsepublications.com> wrote:

> Is anyone familiar with a sutta in which some bhikkhus cannot
> meditate
> because they are afraid in the forest, whereupon the Buddha teaches
> them the
> metta bhavana? It's a story our author says she remembers hearing,
> but the
> closest I can find is at S.i.219f (Sakkasamyutta 3) in which the
> frightened
> bhikkhus are advised to recollect the Three Jewels.
> Any ideas gratefully received by a frustrated copy editor.
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