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Saŋyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga
14. Dhatu Saɱyutta

Sutta 14

Inclined to Flow Together
or
Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time The Lucky Man, Sāvatthī-town revisiting.

There he addressed the beggars:

"Beggars!"

"Bhante!" they responded.

The Lucky Man said this to them:

"It is owing to information, beggars,
that beings flow together in agreement.

Backwardly-inclined beings
flow together in agreement
with those whose beliefs are backwardly-inclined.

The soundly-inclined
flow together in agreement
with those whose beiefs are soundly-inclined.

"In the past too, beggars,
it was owing to information
that beings flowed together in agreement.

Backwardly-inclined beings
flowed together in agreement
with those whose beliefs were backwardly-inclined.

The soundly-inclined
flowed together in agreement
with those whose beiefs were soundly-inclined.

"In the future too, beggars,
it will be owing to information
that beings will flow together in agreement.

Backwardly-inclined beings
will flow together in agreement
with those whose beliefs are backwardly-inclined.

The soundly-inclined
will flow together in agreement
with those whose beiefs are soundly-inclined.

"In the present too, beggars,
it is owing to information
that beings flow together in agreement.

Backwardly-inclined beings
flow together in agreement
with those whose beliefs are backwardly-inclined.

The soundly-inclined
flow together in agreement
with those whose beiefs are soundly-inclined.


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