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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 12

Dutiya Sārāṇīya Suttaɱ

On Being Considerate (b)

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][than] 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, which endear,
bring honour,
lead to concord,
banish contention,
lead to unity,
lead to singleness of heart.

What six?

Herein, monks, a monk's part is amity in deed
towards his fellows in the godly life,
openly and in private;
verily, this is a way of being considerate,
which endears,
brings honour,
leads to concord,
banishes contention,
leads to unity,
leads to singleness of heart.

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,
which endears,
brings honour,
leads to concord,
banishes contention,
leads to unity,
leads to singleness of heart.

Then, those proper gains,
gotten according to rule -
be they but böwl-scraps -
he loves to share them impartially,
to have them in common
with his virtuous fellows in the godly life;
this also is a way of being considerate,
which endears,
brings honour,
leads to concord,
banishes contention,
leads to unity,
leads to singleness of heart.

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,
which endears,
brings honour,
leads to concord,
banishes contention,
leads to unity,
leads to singleness of heart.

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,
which endears,
brings honour,
leads to concord,
banishes contention,
leads to unity,
leads to singleness of heart.

Verily, monks, these are the six ways of being considerate, which endear,
bring honour,
lead to concord,
banish contention,
lead to unity,
lead to singleness of heart.'


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