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Anguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipata
II: Sārāṇīya-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter II: Be Considerate

Sutta 11

Paṭhama Sārāṇīya Suttaṃ

On Being Considerate (a)

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied, and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, there are six ways of being considerate.[1]

What six?

Herein, monks, a monk's part is amity in deed
towards his fellows in the godly life,[2]
openly and in private;
verily, this is a way of being considerate.

Again, his part is amity in word,
towards his fellows in the godly life,
openly and in private;
verily, this also is a way of being considerate.

Then, those proper gains,
gotten according to rule -
be they but böwl-scraps -
he loves to share them impartially,[3]
to have them in common
with his virtuous fellows in the godly life;
this also is a way of being considerate.

And those virtues that are unbroken,
without flaw,
spotless,
without blemish,
bringing freedom,
praised by wise men,
incorruptible,
leading to concentration -
he dwells one in virtue with them
among his fellows in the godly life,
openly and in private;
this also is a way of being considerate.

And that Ariyan view,
saving,
leading him who acts accordantly
to the utter destruction of Ill -
he dwells one in view with that
among his fellows in the godly life,
openly and in private;
this also is a way of being considerate.

Verily, monks, these are the six ways of being considerate.'

 


[1] Sārāṇīyā, lit. 'that ought to be remembered.' Comy. sāritabba-yuttakā, as at J. iv, 99; see D. ii, 80; iii, 245; M. i, 322.

[2] Brahma-cārīsu.

[3] Appaṭivibhatta-bhogī Cömy. āmisa-, puggala-paṭivibhattañ ca.


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