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Saɱyutta Nikāya
I. Sagātha Vagga
1. Devatā-Saɱyutta
V. Āditta Vagga

Sutta 42

Kindada Sutta

A Giver of What

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

 


 

[42.1][rhyc][bodh] [A deva:]

A giver of what is a giver of strength?
A giver of what, a giver of beauty?
A giver of what, a giver of ease?
A giver of what, a giver of vision?
And who is a giver of everything?
    Being asked, please explain this to me.

[The Buddha:]

A giver of food is a giver of strength.
A giver of clothes, a giver of beauty.
A giver of a vehicle, a giver of ease.
A giver of a lamp, a giver of vision.
And the one who gives a residence,
is the one who is a giver of everything.
        But the one who teaches the Dhamma
        is a giver of
        the Deathless.

 


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