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Samyutta Nikaya:
III. Khandha Vagga:
30: Supanna Sanyutta

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings

Kindred Sayings on Harpies[1]

Suttas 1-46

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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Sutta 1

Suddhika Suttam

According to Scheme[2]

[1.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

Suppannas. 'Harpies.' OED: 'Snatchers' In Homer used to personify whirlwinds or hurricanes, in Hesiod said to be sisters of Aello and Iris, in later mythology represented as hideous winged monsters. A fabulous monster, rapacious and filthy, having a woman's face and body and a bird's wings and claws, and supposed to act as a minister of divine vengance.

p.p. explains it all - p.p.

"There are these four sorts of birth, brethren,
as harpies

What four?

The egg-born,
the womb-born
the sweat-born,
those born without parents.

These, brethren, are the four sorts of birth as harpies

 


 

Sutta 2

Suddhika Suttam

They Carry Off

[2.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"There are these four sorts of birth, brethren,
as harpies

What four?

The egg-born,
the womb-born
the sweat-born,
those born without parents.

Then, brethren, the egg-born harpies
carry off the egg-born harpies,
but not the womb-born harpies,
the sweat-born harpies
nor the harpies born without parents.

Then, brethren, the womb-born harpies
carry off the egg-born
and the womb-born harpies,
but not the sweat-born harpies
nor the nagas born without parents.

Then, brethren, the sweat-born harpies
carry off the egg-born,
the womb-born
and the sweat-born harpies,
but not those harpies born without parents.

These, brethren, are the four sorts of birth as harpies."

 


 

Sutta 3

Pathama Dvayakari Suttam

Double-Dealer (1)[3]

[3.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 4

Dutiya Dvayakari Suttam

Double-Dealer (2)

[4.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 5

Tatiya Dvayakari Suttam

Double-Dealer (3)

[5.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 6

Catuttha Dvayakari Suttam

Double-Dealer (4)

[6.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Suttas 7-16

Pathavma Dan'Upakara Sutta Dasakam
or
Andajadanupakara Sutta Dasakam

Supporters by Gifts (1)

["The First Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Egg-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 7

Annadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Food Giver

[7.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 8

Panadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Drink Giver

[8.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 9

Vatthadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Clothing Giver

[9.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 10

Yanadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Carriage Giver

[10.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 11

Maladayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Flowers Giver

[11.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 12

Gandhadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Scents Giver

[12.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 13

Vilepanadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Ointment Giver

[13.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 14

Seyyadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Seat Giver

[14.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 15

Avasathadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Lodging Giver

[15.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 16

Padipeyyadayaka Andaja Suttam

The Egg-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[16.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Suttas 17-26

Dutiya Dan'Upakara Sutta Dasakam
or
Jalabujadanupakara Sutta Dasakam

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 17

Annadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Food Giver

[17.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 18

Panadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Drink Giver

[18.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 19

Vatthadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Clothing Giver

[19.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 20

Yanadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Carriage Giver

[20.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 21

Maladayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Flowers Giver

[21.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 22

Gandhadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Scents Giver

[22.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 23

Vilepanadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Ointment Giver

[23.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 24

Seyyadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Seat Giver

[24.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 25

Avasathadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Lodging Giver

[25.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 26

Padipeyyadayaka Jalabuja Suttam

The Womb-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[26.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Suttas 27-36

Tatiya Dan'Upakara Sutta Dasakam
or
Sansedajadanupakara Sutta Dasakam

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 27

Annadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Food Giver

[27.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 28

Panadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Drink Giver

[28.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 29

Vatthadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Clothing Giver

[29.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 30

Yanadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Carriage Giver

[30.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 31

Maladayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Flowers Giver

[31.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 32

Gandhadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Scents Giver

[32.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 33

Vilepanadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Ointment Giver

[33.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 34

Seyyadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Seat Giver

[34.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 35

Avasathadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Lodging Giver

[35.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 36

Padipeyyadayaka Sansedaja Suttam

The Sweat-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[36.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Suttas 37-46

Catuttha Dan'Upakara Sutta Dasakam
or
Opapatikadanupakara Sutta Dasakam

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 37

Annadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Food Giver

[37.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 38

Panadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Drink Giver

[38.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 39

Vatthadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Clothing Giver

[39.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 40

Yanadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Carriage Giver

[40.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 41

Maladayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Flowers Giver

[41.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 42

Gandhadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Scents Giver

[42.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 43

Vilepanadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Ointment Giver

[43.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 44

Seyyadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Seat Giver

[44.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 45

Avasathadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Lodging Giver

[45.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 46

Padipeyyadayaka Opapatika Suttam

The Born without Parents Lamps and Oil Giver

[46.1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi
at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


[1] Supanna, 'fairwiag,' a mythical bird, Garula, or Garuda, the roc or harpy, which makes war on snakes or nagas. Cf. S. i, 148: K.S., 185. Cf. D. ii, 259: Dialog. ii, 269:

'They who, twice-born, winged and keen
Of sight, the heavenly harpies, who
With violence prey on Naga chicfs:
"Gaudy" and "Well-winged" are their names.'

[2] For title see supra, Bk. viii, I.

[3] Dvaya-kari. Comy., 'Kusalakusala-kari' It is noticeable that 'double-dealors' aspire to be reborn as nagas and harpies; but further on they are omitted. Only the honest can aspire to rebirth among the Gandharva devas.


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