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In the Words of the Sanghāta:
Wild animals who had done no harm,
with arrows I struck and killed.
Because I did not know of future lives,
I committed wicked acts like these.
I ate the flesh of other beings,
and thus this suffering of mine
will become unbearable.
But I did not understand death.
I was of a childish mind,
and so I nourished my body.
Now that death has come to me today,
I have no one at all as a protector.
- Ārya Sanghāta Sūtra
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Stories and Experiences
Mice Problem Solved
Wondering how to end a rodent infestation without harming
them? A homeowner in Australia reports the following
unexpected solution to her dilemma:
My house had been very noisy for about one month from noises of rodents
running about the ceiling and between the walls of my weatherboard
house. Initially I thought I could live in harmony with them, but was
worried when I heard that there is a high risk of them chewing on wires
and causing fire to the house.
That weekend I was in Melbourne and I told my brother about the
populations of mice in my house and he suggested poison. But the
thought gave me a sick feeling and I retreated into my room and recited
the Sanghāta Sūtra.
The next day I came back home and the house was surprisingly quiet.
Even my young son asked, “Where are the mice?”
“I don’t know,” I said, “they
must have gone away.”
I am so amazed and still could not believe it! Thank you to Lama Zopa
Rinpoche for stressing the mountains of benefits of reciting the Sanghāta Sūtra!
This account first appeared in the Oct/Nov 2005 issue of Chorten, the
newsletter of Atisha Centre. Atisha Centre is a
Dharma center located in Bendigo, Australia.
Reprinted with kind permission of the newsletter and Yien Law, who