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Heirs in Dharma - Dhammadayada Sutta

To be Buddha's heirs in Dharma can pay handsomely [It means adapting well to his sorted out moral counsel, general adaptations, steps of progress and meditation skills, among other things. Results can also depend on the Self-lot in life, the recensions adhered to and what others do to you. TK]. [1-3]

"Disciples of the Teacher who lives secluded, and do not train in seclusion and do not abandon what the Teacher tells them to abandon, but are luxurious, careless, leaders in backsliding while neglecting seclusion, should be blamed for not abandoning what the Teacher tells them to abandon, whether they are old monks or newcomer monks," venerable Sariputta explained. [4-6]

"Adequate disciples of the Teacher who lives secluded, train in seclusion; they abandon what the Teacher tells them to abandon; they are not luxurious and careless, they are keen to avoid backsliding, and for such things they may be commended, be they old or new disciples," Sariputta explained. [7]

"There is a Middle Way for abandoning greed and hate - giving vision, knowledge, bringing peace, direct knowledge, enlightenment, Nirvana. It is this Noble Eightfold Path of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation," said Sariputta. [8]

"There is a Middle Way for abandoning vanity and negligence - giving vision, knowledge, bringing peace, direct knowledge, enlightenment and Nirvana. It is this Noble Eightfold Path of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation," said Sariputta. [9-15]

NOTE. The Sanskrit word dharma, Pali dhamma, is basically Universal Righteousness, Universal Law. It is what 'upholds, supports or maintains the regulatory order of the universe'. In Buddhist thinking it is also (the best of) the versions of teachings and doctrines traditionally ascribed to Gautama Buddha; they are widely known as Buddha-Dharma.

Buddha Dharma, teaching of Buddha, is said to be that Maintaining Law of Laws as found by enlightenment, and exposed all right. It is claimed to be excellent in the beginning, the middle and in the end, and one may put it to the test and experience some changes if the best and basic teachings are followed through as a part of one's life. Dharma may also be realized by sane, enlightened humans. [Wikipedia, s.v. "Dharma"]

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Study the whole suttra/sutta before making any resolves in matters they pertain to, allowing for a variety of interpretations.

Nanamoli, Bhikkhu, tr. and Bhikkhu Bodhi, ed. The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya. 4th ed. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2009. —— Parts are online at Access to Insight,
www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/index.html

Upalavanna, Sister, tr. Majjhima Nikaya. Sri Lanka: Metta Net. Online.
metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/2Majjhima-Nikaya/index.html

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