Anguttara Nikaya


 

Anguttara Nikaya
4. Catukka Nipata
VI. Punnabhisanda Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
VI. Streams of Merit

Sutta 55

Pathama (Nakula) Samajivi Suttam

The Same in Living (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

© 2012 Bhikkhu Bodhi
Published by
Wisdom Publications
Boston, MA 02115

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/numerical-discourses-buddha
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.wisdompubs.org/terms-use.

 


[61] [445]

[1][pts][than][upal][olds] On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling among the Bhaggas in Sumsumaragira in the deer park at Bhesakala Grove.

Then, in the morning, the Blessed One dressed, took his bowl and robe, and went to the residence of the householder Nakulapita, where he sat down in the prepared seat.

Then the householder Nakulapita and the housewife Nakulamata approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side.

The householder Nakulapita then said to the Blessed One:

"Bhante, since I was young, when the young girl Nakulamata was given to me in marriage, I do not recall ever transgressing against her even in thought, much less by deed.

We wish, bhante, to see one another not only in this present life but also in future lives."

The housewife Nakulamata in turn said to the Blessed One:

"Bhante, since I was a young girl given to the young householder Nakulapita in marriage, I do not recall ever transgressing against him even in thought, much less by deed.

We wish, bhante, to see one another not only in this present life but also in future lives."

[62] "Householders, if both husband and wife wish to see one another not only in this present life but also in future lives, they should have the same faith, the same virtuous behavior, the same generosity, and the same wisdom.

Then they will see one another not only in this present life but also in future lives."

Both husband and wife are endowed with faith,
charitable and self-controlled,
living their lives righteously,
addressing each other with pleasant words,

Then many benefits accrue to them
and they dwell at ease.
Their enemies are saddened
when both are the same in virtue.

Having practiced the Dhamma here,
the same in virtuous behavior and observances,
delighting [after death] in a deva world,
they rejoice, enjoying sensual pleasures.


Contact:
E-mail
Copyright Statement   Webmaster's Page