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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
15. Anamat'agga-Saɱyuttaɱ
II. Dutiya Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
15. Kindred Sayings on the Incalculable Beginning
2. [Untitled]

Sutta 12

Sukhita Suttaɱ

Happy

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

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain

 


[126]

[1][bodh][than][olds] The Exalted One was once staying at Sāvatthī.

[3][bodh][than][olds] There he addressed the brethren: —

"Incalculable is the beginning, brethren,
of this faring on.

The earliest point is not revealed
of the running on,
the faring on
of beings cloaked in ignorance,
tied to craving.

[4][bodh][than][olds] When, brethren, ye behold that which is happy, prosperous,[1]
then should ye thus judge:

'We too have enjoyed[2] on this wise
down that long time.'

[5][bodh][than][olds] How is this?

Incalculable is the beginning, brethren,
of this faring on.

The earliest point is not revealed
of the running on,
the faring on
of beings cloaked in ignorance,
tied to craving.

[6][bodh][than][olds] Thus far enough is there, brethren,
for you to be repelled by all the things of this world,
enough to lose all passion for them,
enough to be delivered therefrom.

 


[1] Lit.: equipped. Explained as rich etc., in the C.

[2] The same word as that rendered 'suffered' in § 11: — paccanubhūtaŋ.


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