Khuddaka Nikaya

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The Pali is transliterated as Velthuis (aaiiuu.m'n~n.t.d.n.l). Alternatives:
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Chapter III - The Threes



Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.



Listen, kinsmen, all of you,
as many as are assembled here.
I will teach you the Dhamma:
    Painful is birth,
    again and again.

Rouse yourselves.
    Go forth.
Apply yourselves
to the Awakened One's bidding.
Scatter the army of Death
as an elephant would
a shed made of reeds.

He who,
in this doctrine and discipline,
remains heedful,
abandoning birth,
    the wandering-on,
will put an end
to suffering and stress.


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