Digha Nikaya


Six-Part Harmony

Translated from Digha Nikaya III #33: Sangiti Suttanta
by
Michael Olds

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Here friends,
a beggar makes manifest both openly and in private,
friendliness in bodily acts
to those with whom he fares the brahma-life;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar makes manifest both openly and in private,
friendliness in acts of speech
to those with whom he fares the brahma-life;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar makes manifest both openly and in private,
friendliness in acts of mind
to those with whom he fares the brahma-life;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar, whatever is gained in accordance with dhamma,
acquired in accordance with dhamma,
that is ethically acquired,
even down to whatever has gone into the bowl,
that that thing gained is not eaten or enjoyed
without sharing with those with whom he fares the brahma life;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar lives with those with whom he fares the brahma-life
practicing both openly and in private
that ethical behavior
that is intact, unruptured, unspotted, unbruised, unwarped,
praised by the wise, uncorrupted,
that evolves into high-getting;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar lives with those with whom he fares the brahma-life
practicing both openly and in private
in accordance with whatever he has got
of those aristocratic views
that lead the follower thereof
to the consummate destruction of pain;
this is a harmoneous thing,
making for affection,
making for respect, non-dispute, non-violence, concourse,
conducive to development of unity.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Here friends,
a beggar gets angry and holds a grudge.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar gets angry and holds a grudge,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar is hypocritical and nasty.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar is hypocritical and nasty,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar is avaricious and snobbish.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar is avaricious and snobbish,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar is crafty and deceitful.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar is crafty and deceitful,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar is of bad wishes and low views.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar is of bad wishes and low views,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl

Again, additionally friends,
a beggar is deeply attached to his own views
and releasing his grip comes hard.
In so far, friends,
as a beggar is deeply attached to his own views
and releasing his grip comes hard,
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma;
so far does he live rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha.
so far is his training not completely fulfilled.

 

In so far, friends,
as a beggar lives rebellious and disrespectful to the teacher,
rebellious and disrespectful to the dhamma,
rebellious and disrespectful to the sangha,
with his training not completely fulfilled,
so far he creates discord in the sangha.

 

In so far as there is discord,
there is unfriendliness for many,
unpleasantness for many,
making for much disadvantage, unfriendliness and pain
for gods and men.

 

If friends,
you should notice the manifestation
of such a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
make effort to get control of
and let go of this bad root of discord
that you have noticed
my friends.

 

If friends,
you should not notice sucha manifestation
of a root of discord,
whether within yourself or externally,
prevent the future recrudesence
of this bad root of discord
my friends.

 

Thus there will be
the letting go of this bad root of discord,
thus there will be the prevention in the future
of this bad root of discord.

Ol'Begga Ols with e's Ol'Begga's Bowl


 

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