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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta

Sutta 148

Sappurisadana Sutta

A Person of Integrity's Gifts

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

 


 

[148.1][pts][olds] "These five are a person of integrity's gifts.
Which five?

A person of integrity
gives a gift with a sense of conviction.
A person of integrity
gives a gift attentively.
A person of integrity
gives a gift in season.
A person of integrity
gives a gift with an empathetic heart.
A person of integrity
gives a gift without adversely affecting himself or others.

"Having given a gift with a sense of conviction, he
— wherever the result of that gift ripens —
is rich,
with much wealth,
with many possessions.
And he is well-built,
handsome,
extremely inspiring,
endowed with a lotus-like complexion.

"Having given a gift attentively, he
— wherever the result of that gift ripens —
is rich,
with much wealth,
with many possessions.
And his children, wives, slaves,
servants, and workers
listen carefully to him,
lend him their ears,
and serve him with understanding hearts.

"Having given a gift in season, he
— wherever the result of that gift ripens —
is rich,
with much wealth,
with many possessions.
And his goals are fulfilled in season.

"Having given a gift
with an empathetic heart, he
— wherever the result of that gift ripens —
is rich,
with much wealth,
with many possessions.
And his mind inclines
to the enjoyment of the five strings
of lavish sensuality.

"Having given a gift
without adversely affecting himself or others, he
— wherever the result of that gift ripens —
is rich,
with much wealth,
with many possessions.
And not from anywhere
does destruction come to his property
— whether from fire,
from water,
from kings,
from thieves,
or from hateful heirs.

"These five are a person of integrity's gifts."

 


 

See also: SN III.19;
SN III.20;
AN V.34;
AN V.36;
AN V.41;
AN 5 49.

 


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