Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Bhayabherava Majjhima Muulapa.n.naasa, Muulapariyaaya Vagga MN.004 M.i.016ff. 17/260 fear, terror Fear & Terror. How do young men ordained as monks manage to live in solitude in the wilderness, a joyless life and be completely free of fear? The Buddha explains that before He himself was assailed by the same doubts. Fear comes only to those whose heart is filled with desire and longing, who is restless, witless and drivelling. But the man who is pure, resolute and free from defilements, lives in confidence in the forest and develops the jhanas. The Buddha describes how he has passed through these stages of development before becoming the Enlightened One. This Sutta contains and account of the ‘threefold lore’ [tissovijja] of the Buddha and praises of the Three Refuges.

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