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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XXI. Bhikkhu Saɱyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Nidana Book
21. The Kindred Sayings about Brethren

Sutta 5



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

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain


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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthī at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

[2] Now the venerable Sujāta came into the presence of the Exalted One.

[3-4] The Exalted One saw the venerable Sujāta coming, and seeing him he addressed the brethren: —

[4] 'Truly, brethren, that clansman in both ways is beautiful; not only in that he is gifted with berfect beauty, is very handsome, attractive and lovely, but als in that he has come to know thoroughly for himself and to realize, and so attain to and abide in that uttermost goal of devine living, for the sake of which theclansmen rightly leave home for the homeless.'

[5] The Exalted One spake this.

The Wellfarer so saying, the Master spake this yet further: —

Fair, I ween, this brother is.
Straight and sincere theheart of him.
Detached, unyoked [from worldly ties],
In grasing not O well is him!
He bears thefinal body now,
Victor o'er Māra and his mount.

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