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IV. Sumana Vagga

The Book of Fives

Suttas 35

Dananisamsa Suttam


Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds



[1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

One time the Lucky man addressed the beggars, saying:


And "Bhagava!" the beggars responded.

Then the Lucky Man said:

"There are these five advantages to be had by giving:

The giver is here and now considered good and is liked by many.

Again, good and wise men gather round the giver.

Again, the giver gets a good reputation.

Again, the giving housefather is not one who deviates from good ethical standards.

And at the breakup of the body at death the giver finds consciousness again in a happy state among the gods."


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