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Sa'nyutta Nikaaya,
V: MahaaVagga
47. Satipa.t.thana Sa'nyutta
3. Siila.t.thiti-Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
47: Connected Discourses on the Establisments of Mindfulness
III. Virtue and Duration

Sutta 25

Braahma.na Sutta.m

A Certain Brahmin

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OoBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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[1][pts] Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Saavatthii, in Jeta's Grove, Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

Then a certain brahmin approached the Blessed One and exchanged greetings with him.

When they had concluded their greetings and cordial talk, he sat down to one side and said to the Blessed One:

"Master Gotama, what is the cause and reason why the true Dhamma does not endure long after a Tathaagata has attained final Nibbaana?

And what is the cause and reason why the true Dhamma endures long after a Tathaagatahas attained final Nibbaana?"

"It is, brahmin, because the four establishments of mindfulness are not developed and cultivated that the true Dhamma does not endure long after a Tathaagata has attained final Nibbaana.

And it is because the four establishments of mindfulness are developed and cultivated that the true Dhamma endures long after a Tathaagatahas attained final Nibbaana.

What four?

... (/as in Ii22/) ...

It is because these four establishments of mindfulness are not developed and cultivated ... are developed and cultivated that the true Dhamma endures long after a Tathaagata has attained final Nibbaana.

When this was said, that brahmin said to the Blessed One:

"Magnificent, Master Gotama!

... From today let Master Gotama remember me as a lay follower who has gone for refuge for life."


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