Angulimala's encounter with the Buddha

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Template:See also Angulima'a encounter with the Buddha is recorded in the following texts from the Pali canon:

Both of these texts offer a fairly short description of Angulimala's encounter with the Buddha, and omit much of the background information later incorporated into the story (such as Angulimala being placed under an oath by a jealous teacher).

These later additions appear in the following Theravada commentaries:

These commentaries present Angulimala as a fundamentally good human being entrapped by circumstance, rather than as a vicious killer. The sutta texts themselves just say that he is a brutal bandit, and give no other motivation for his actions.

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