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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
56. Sacca Saɱyutta
III. Koṭigāma Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part V: The Great Chapter
56: Kindred Sayings about the Truths
III. Koṭigāma

Sutta 30

Gavampati Suttaɱ

Gavampati[1]

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

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[1][bodh]] THUS have I heard:

On a certain occasion
a number of monks were staying among the Cetīs[2]
at Sahajātā.[3]

Now on that occasion a number of elder monks,
after going their rounds
and eating their meal,
were sitting in the pavilion.

As they sat there in company
their talk chanced to fall on this subject:

"Friends, he who sees Ill
also sees the arising of Ill,
he also sees the ceasing of Ill
and the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill."

At these words
the venerable Gavampati said this
to the elder monks:

"Friends, I have heard this,
I have learned this
from the very lips of the Exalted One:

"Monks, whoso seeth Ill
sees also the arising of Ill,
he also sees the ceasing of Ill
and the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill.

Whoso seeth the arising of Ill
sees also Ill,
the ceasing of Ill
and the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill.

Whoso seeth the ceasing of Ill
sees also Ill,
the arising of Ill
and the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill.

Whoso seeth the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill,
he also sees Ill,
the arising of Ill
and the ceasing of Ill.'"

 


[1] Lit. 'bull' (lord of cows). A son of a Benares merchant; ordained by the Master in the very early days. Cf. Vin. i, 19; Brethren, p. 42; Dialog. ii, 373; Pts. of Contr., 133.

[2] The Cetīs (cf. Buddhist India, 28, 29), probably of Nepal. Text reads Cetesu.

[3] Sinh. MSS. Sahajāniyaŋ (-nāyaŋ). Comy. Sahajātāyaŋ; text (B), Sahañcanike (?). Cf. Vin. ii, 300; A. iii, 355 (Sahajātiyaŋ).


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