IV. Sumanā Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
The Advantages from Gifts
Translated by E. M. Hare
Once the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, there are these five advantages from gifts.
He is good and dear to many folk;
good and wise men love him;
a good report is spread abroad about him;
he strays not from the householder's Dhamma; and,
on the breaking up  of the body after death,
he is reborn in the happy heaven-world.
Monks, these are the five advantages from gifts.
Dear is the giver, goodly the way he takes,
Loved by the good, God-goers, self-restrained;
They teach him Dhamma that dispels all Ill,
That Dhamma he here having come to know,
He rid of cankers waneth utterly.'
 Gihidhammā anapeto. Comy. akhaṇḍa-pañcasīlā, the Dhamma of a Buddhamātā, J. i, 49.
 Comy. reads santo naɱ bhajanti, S.e. santo bhajanti sappurisā.
 Brahmacārayo; see Mrs. Rhys Davids' Gotama, 95.