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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XII. Nidāna Saɱyutta
V. Gahapati Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
XII. The Kindred Sayings on Cause
V. The Housefather

Sutta 45

Ñātika Suttaɱ


Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by F. L. Woodward

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain


[74] [51]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying at Ñātika, in the Brick Hall.[2]

Now the Exalted One, meditating in solitude, gave utterance to that way of setting forth the Doctrine:

Because of sight and visible objects (even as it is told above).

And at that time a certain brother stood overhearing the Exalted One.

Then the Exalted One saw him standing and overhearing, and seeing him, he spake thus unto him:

"Didst thou hear, brother, this our way of setting forth the Doctrine?'

'Even so, lord.'

'Do thou learn this way, brother, do thou master it.

It belongs to thy good, brother, this way of setting forth the Doctrine, it is of the rudiments of the divine life."


[1] See below, p. XIV, 2, Ī 13. On Ñātika, or Nādika, or the Nādikas see Dialogues, ii, 97 f. n. 1, 237; Vin. Texts, ii, 108. Here the Comy. calls it the village of the two kinsmen (Ñātika).

[2] A public resthouse, 'made of "itthaka"s.' Comy.

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