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Anguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipata
II: Sārāṇīya-Vagga

Sutta 12

Saraniya Sutta

Conducive to Amiability

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, these six are conditions
that are conducive to amiability,
that engender feelings of endearment,
engender feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

Which six?

"There is the case
where a monk is set on bodily acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"Furthermore,
the monk is set on verbal acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"Furthermore,
the monk is set on mental acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"Furthermore,
whatever righteous gains the monk may obtain
in a righteous way
— even if only the alms in his bowl —
he does not consume them alone.
He consumes them
after sharing them in common
with his virtuous fellows in the holy life.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"Furthermore
— with reference to the virtues
that are untorn,
unbroken,
unspotted,
unsplattered,
liberating,
praised by the wise,
untarnished,
leading to concentration —
the monk dwells
with his virtue in tune
with that of his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"Furthermore
— with reference to views that are noble,
leading outward,
that lead those who act in accordance with them
to the right ending of suffering and stress —
the monk dwells
with his views in tune
with those of his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"These are the six conditions
that are conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

 


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