Wed Jun 30 17:38:44 MDT 2010
Talaputa Thera's quest
13. When in a mountain cave having heard the peacock's cry,
that crested, twice-born bird down in the wood,
shall I arise and collect together mind
for attaining the undying? When indeed will it be?
Querying the phrase, "that twice-born bird".
(Note: The twice-born of the Indian social divisions, the 4
varNas, were the
Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Vaishya. The 4th, Shudra, were not
considered to be twice-born.)
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