With Raṭṭhapāla

Raṭṭhapāla Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 82 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Bodhi
Read by: Roland Kitchen


A wealthy young man, Raṭṭhapāla, has a strong aspiration to go forth, but has to prevail against the reluctance of his parents. Even after he became a monk, his parents tried to persuade him to disrobe. The discourse ends with a moving series of teachings on the fragility of the world.