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I. ya. '. e. on the night of enlightenment. At Vm. i. 1 and Ud. 1, the Conditioned Genesis is 5ald to have been mastered during the tirst watch of this night. The T eachiflg of the Elders holding a right view, incurring karma consequent on a right view-these at the breaking up of the body after dying have arisen in a good bourn, a heaven world. Thus with the purified deva-like vision . . I comprehended that beings were mean, excellent ... according to the consequences of their kanna. This, Brahmin, was the second knowledge attained by me in the middle watch of that night; ignorance was dispelled ...
Then again. householder. the monk abides. having suffused the first quarter with a mind of friendliness. likewise the becond. the third and the fourth. just so above. below. across he abides. having suffused the whole world everywhere. in every way with a mind of friendliness that is far-reaching. wide-spread. immeasurable. without enmity. without malevolence. He abides. having suffused the first quarter with a mind of compassion. then of sympathetic joy. then of evenmindedness. likewise the second.
He saw the Lord pacing up and down in the shade of Mount Vulture Peak, and having climbed it he hurled down a great stone. But two mountain peaks, meeting, crushed it and only a fragment fell down; but it drew blood on the Lord's foot. " On hearing that Devadatta had schemed to murder the Lord, the monks paced up and down on every side of his dwelling-place doing their studies together with a loud and great noise for his protection, defence and warding. The Lord sent Ananda to summon them to his presence, and said to them: "It is impossible, monks, it cannot come to pass that anyone could deprive a Tathagata of life by aggression.