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Saŋyutta Nikāya
I. Sagātha Vagga
8. Vaŋgīsa-Thera-saŋyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
I. Kindred Sayings with Verses
8. The Vaŋgisa Suttas

Sutta 11

Gaggarā Suttam

At Gaggarā

Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by Sūriyagoḍa Sumangala Thera
Copyright The Pali Text Society. Public Domain.

 


 

[11.1]THUS HAVE I HEARD: —

The Exalted One was once staying at Champā,
on the shore of the Lotus-pool,
at Gaggarâ.[1]

And with him was a great company of brethren,
even five hundred,
and seven hundred lay-adherents,
and seven hundred lay women adherents,
and some thousands of devas.

Among them all
of a truth
the Exalted One shone exceedingly
in beauty and in glory.

Then the venerable Vaŋgīsa,
arising from his seat,
and draping his outer robe over one shoulder,
bent his clasped hands saluting toward the Exalted One, and said:

'It is revealed to me, Exalted One!
it is revealed to me, Blessed One!'

And the Exalted One said:

'Be it revealed to thee, Vaŋgīsa.'

Then the venerable Vaŋgīsa extolled the Exalted One in his presence with appropriate verses: —

As when the clouds have drifted from the sky,
The moon shines as a sun immaculate,
So thou, Angirasa,[2] great seer, yet more
Dost gloriously the world illuminate.

 


[1] See Dialogues, i, 144; Pss. of the Brethren, p. 32, n. 2. Champā was the capital of the Angas, now Bagalpur.

[2] See Pss. of the Brethren, p. 251, n. 1.


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