Month: November 2018

Six Kinds of Speech Used by the Buddha

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Prologue Prince Abhaya was a disciple of the Naked Ascetics (Nigaṇṭhā), who were vehement opponents of the Buddha. The Abhayarājakumāra Sutta relates how their leader sent Prince Abhaya to the Buddha with a formulated question to ask him, that he hoped would confound him. Prince Abhaya invited the Buddha with three other monks to his house for alms Prince Abhaya, served and satisfied the Blessed One with superior hard and soft foods by his own […]