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Sa'nyutta Nikaaya
I. Sagaatha Vagga
6. Brahmaa Sa'nyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
I. Kindred Sayings with Verses
6. The Brahmaa Suttas

Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by Suuriyago.da Sumangala Thera
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Sutta 7

The Kokaalikan

 


 

[7.1] THUS HAVE I HEARD:

The Exalted One was once staying near Saavatthii, at Jeta Grove, in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park,
meditating during the noonday heat.

Now two independent Brahmaas, Subrahmaa and Suddhavaasa, had come to see the Exalted One, and they waited one at each post of the door.

And in the presence of the Exalted One, Subrahmaa spoke this verse concerning the Kokaalikan brother[1]: -

Who can determine, who here understand,
When meas'ring him of whom measure there's none?
Clogged and confused the average man, methinks,
Who to th' illimitable limit lays.

 


[1] On the Kokaalikan's libel see below, Ii 10.


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