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Sa.myutta Nikaaya:
III. Khandhaa Vagga:
30: Supa.n.na Sa'nyutta

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings

Kindred Sayings on Harpies[1]

Suttas 1-46

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

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Sutta 1

Suddhika Sutta.m

According to Scheme[2]

[1.1] Thus have I heard:

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

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

Suppa.n.nas. 'Harpies.' OED: 'Snatchers' In Homer used to personify whirlwinds or hurricanes, in Hesiod said to be sisters of Aello and Iris, in later mythology represented as hideous winged monsters. A fabulous monster, rapacious and filthy, having a woman's face and body and a bird's wings and claws, and supposed to act as a minister of divine vengance.

p.p. explains it all - p.p.

"There are these four sorts of birth, brethren,
as harpies

What four?

The egg-born,
the womb-born
the sweat-born,
those born without parents.

These, brethren, are the four sorts of birth as harpies

 


 

Sutta 2

Suddhika Sutta.m

They Carry Off

[2.1] Thus have I heard:

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

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"There are these four sorts of birth, brethren,
as harpies

What four?

The egg-born,
the womb-born
the sweat-born,
those born without parents.

Then, brethren, the egg-born harpies
carry off the egg-born harpies,
but not the womb-born harpies,
the sweat-born harpies
nor the harpies born without parents.

Then, brethren, the womb-born harpies
carry off the egg-born
and the womb-born harpies,
but not the sweat-born harpies
nor the nagas born without parents.

Then, brethren, the sweat-born harpies
carry off the egg-born,
the womb-born
and the sweat-born harpies,
but not those harpies born without parents.

These, brethren, are the four sorts of birth as harpies."

 


 

Sutta 3

Pa.thama Dvayakaari Sutta.m

Double-Dealer (1)[3]

[3.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 4

Dutiya Dvayakaari Sutta.m

Double-Dealer (2)

[4.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 5

Tatiya Dvayakaari Sutta.m

Double-Dealer (3)

[5.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 6

Catuttha Dvayakaari Sutta.m

Double-Dealer (4)

[6.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought
is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Suttas 7-16

Pa.thavma Daan'Upakaaraa Sutta Dasaka.m
or
A.n.dajadaanuupakaara Sutta Dasaka.m

Supporters by Gifts (1)

["The First Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Egg-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 7

Annadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Food Giver

[7.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 8

Paanadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Drink Giver

[8.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 9

Vatthadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Clothing Giver

[9.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 10

Yaanadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Carriage Giver

[10.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 11

Maalaadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Flowers Giver

[11.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 12

Gandhadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Scents Giver

[12.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 13

Vilepanadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Ointment Giver

[13.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 14

Seyyadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Seat Giver

[14.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 15

Aavasathadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Lodging Giver

[15.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 16

Padiipeyyadaayaka A.n.daja Sutta.m

The Egg-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[16.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The egg-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the egg-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the egg-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the egg-born harpies."

 


 

Suttas 17-26

Dutiya Daan'Upakaaraa Sutta Dasaka.m
or
Jalaabujadaanuupakaara Sutta Dasaka.m

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 17

Annadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Food Giver

[17.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 18

Paanadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Drink Giver

[18.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 19

Vatthadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Clothing Giver

[19.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 20

Yaanadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Carriage Giver

[20.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 21

Maalaadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Flowers Giver

[21.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 22

Gandhadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Scents Giver

[22.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 23

Vilepanadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Ointment Giver

[23.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 24

Seyyadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Seat Giver

[24.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 25

Aavasathadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Lodging Giver

[25.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Sutta 26

Padiipeyyadaayaka Jalaabuja Sutta.m

The Womb-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[26.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The womb-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the womb-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the womb-born harpies.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the womb-born harpies."

 


 

Suttas 27-36

Tatiya Daan'Upakaaraa Sutta Dasaka.m
or
Sa'nsedajadaanuupakaara Sutta Dasaka.m

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 27

Annadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Food Giver

[27.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 28

Paanadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Drink Giver

[28.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 29

Vatthadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Clothing Giver

[29.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 30

Yaanadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Carriage Giver

[30.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 31

Maalaadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Flowers Giver

[31.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 32

Gandhadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Scents Giver

[32.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 33

Vilepanadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Ointment Giver

[33.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 34

Seyyadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Seat Giver

[34.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 35

Aavasathadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Lodging Giver

[35.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 36

Padiipeyyadaayaka Sa'nsedaja Sutta.m

The Sweat-born Lamps and Oil Giver

[36.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the sweat-born harpies?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The sweat-born harpies are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the sweat-born harpies!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Suttas 37-46

Catuttha Daan'Upakaaraa Sutta Dasaka.m
or
Opapaatikadaanuupakaara Sutta Dasaka.m

Supporters by Gifts

["The Second Group of Ten 'Supported by Giving' Suttas",
or
"The Ten Womb-Born Supported by Giving Suttas"]

 


 

Sutta 37

Annadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Food Giver

[37.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of food.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 38

Paanadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Drink Giver

[38.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of drink.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 39

Vatthadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Clothing Giver

[39.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of clothing.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 40

Yaanadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Carriage Giver

[40.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of carriage.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 41

Maalaadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Flowers Giver

[41.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of flowers.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 42

Gandhadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Scents Giver

[42.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of scents.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 43

Vilepanadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Ointment Giver

[43.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of ointment.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 44

Seyyadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Seat Giver

[44.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a seat.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 45

Aavasathadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Lodging Giver

[45.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of a lodging.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


 

Sutta 46

Padiipeyyadaayaka Opapaatika Sutta.m

The Born without Parents Lamps and Oil Giver

[46.1] Thus have I heard:

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

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"What is the reason, lord,
what is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents?"

"Herein, brother, a certain one is
a double-dealer in act,
a double-dealer in word
a double-dealer in thought.

Such a one gives an offering of lamps and oil.

He hears it said:

"The harpies born without parents are long-lived,
fair to see
and have much happiness."

Then he thinks:

"0 that when body breaks up after death
I might be born in the company
of the harpies born without parents!"

When body breaks up after death
he is born in the company
of the harpies born without parents.

This is the reason, brother,
this is the cause
why a certain one,
when body breaks up after death
is reborn in the company of the harpies born without parents."

 


[1] Supa.n.naa, 'fairwiaag,' a mythical bird, Garu.la, or Garu.da, the roc or harpy, which makes war on snakes or naagas. Cf. S. i, 148: K.S., 185. Cf. D. ii, 259: Dialog. ii, 269:

'They who, twice-born, winged and keen
Of sight, the heavenly harpies, who
With violence prey on Naaga chicfs:
"Gaudy" and "Well-winged" are their names.'

[2] For title see supra, Bk. viii, I.

[3] Dvaya-kaarii. Comy., 'Kusalaakusala-kaarii' It is noticeable that 'double-dealors' aspire to be reborn as naagas and harpies; but further on they are omitted. Only the honest can aspire to rebirth among the Gandharva devas.


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