Angulimala - 31
The Buddha’s Maha Karuna Samapatti
It was the twentieth year of the Buddha’s Ministry. At this time, He
was residing at the Jetawana Monastery. On that very morning, as the
Buddha routinely surveyed the world with His Maha Karuna Samapatti,
through His psychic powers, He saw the unfortunate plight of Angulimala
who was innately virtuous. He saw the Akusala Kamma, that Angulimala was
about to commit.
The Buddha envisioned Mantani walking towards Angulimala’s forest
abode eager to save her son, but unaware of her fate. Through His divine
eye he could see Angulimala’s obsession to fulfil his Guru Dakshina.
He saw that he had already secured nine hundred and ninety-nine
angulis and was all set to secure the thousandth little finger to
complete his Guru Dakshina. So compelling was his desire to complete his
garland of angulis that it would lead him surely even to kill his own