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Saŋyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga
20. Opammasaŋyutta

Sutta 11

Singālaka[1] 1

The Jackal 1


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

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain



[1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's Park.
There he addressed the brethren: —

'Have ye heard the jackal, brethren,
howling in the night,
at dawn?'

'Even so, lord.'

'That will be an old jackal, brethren,
afllicted by mange.

Wherever he wishes to go,
to stand,
to sit,
to lie,
there he goes,
he stands,
he sits,
he lies,
and the cold wind blows on him.

'Twere well, brethren,
if a certain man among us,
pledged to the Son of the Sakyans,
were to experience even such a reborn life as that.'[2]

Wherefore, brethren,
thus must ye train yourselves:

'We will live earnestly'
-even thus.


[1] See above, p. 156 [SN 2.17.8

[2] 'This was said concerning Devadatta: - "He will not get in his future birth even so much ease of heart as that jackal."' Comy.

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