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Anguttara Nikaya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
XX. Brāhmaṇa Vaggo

Sutta 199

Kula Sutta

A Family

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

 


 

[1][pts] "On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
there the people give rise to a great deal of merit by five means.

Which five?

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
the minds of the people,
on seeing him,
are brightened.
On that occasion the family is practicing the practice leading to heaven.

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
the people rise up to greet him,
bow down, give him/her a seat.
On that occasion the family is practicing the practice leading to birth in a high family.

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
the people dispel their stinginess.
On that occasion the family is practicing the practice leading to great influence.

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
the people share with him/her in line with their ability,
in line with their strength.
On that occasion the family is practicing the practice leading to great wealth.

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
the people inquire,
ask questions,
listen to the Dhamma.
On that occasion the family is practicing the practice leading to great discernment.

"On the occasion when a virtuous person who has gone forth approaches a family,
there the people give rise to a great deal of merit by these five means."

 


 

References:

See also: MN 135

 


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