The Book of the
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter IV: Devas
The Same, or Friends 2
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
 THUS have I heard:
'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:
Verily, monks, let a monk cultivate one so endowed.
A speaker, genial, grave, cultured, bland,
Profound in speech, not urging when not fit:
In whom these things are found, that is the friend
To cultivate if any need a friend, -
A man moved always by desire for weal,-
Yea, tho' he drive thee forth, yet follow him.'
 Api panujjamānena, M. i, 108.
 Bhāvanīyo. Cf. G.S. iii, 87.
 Quoted at UdA. 222.
 Attha-kāmānukampaka, \/Ḥkamp.
 Here: nāsiyamānena, from \/Ḥna.s, causing one to disappear: cf. for the sentiment Job xiii, 15.