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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
20. Opamma-Saɱuttaɱ

Sutta 4

Ukkhā-Sata Suttaɱ aka Okkhā Suttaɱ

Serving Dishes

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at
Provenance, terms and conditons



[1][rhyc][olds] Staying n Sāvatthi.

"Monks, if someone were to give a gift
of one hundred serving dishes [of food] in the morning,
one hundred at mid-day,
and one hundred in the evening;
and another person were to develop a mind of good-will
— even for the time it takes to pull on a cow's udder —
in the morning,
again at mid-day,
and again in the evening,
this [the second action] would be more fruitful
than that [the first].

"Thus you should train yourselves:|| ||

'Our awareness-release through good-will
will be cultivated,
given a means of transport,
given a grounding,
and well-undertaken.'

That's how you should train yourselves."



Of Related Interest:

MN 21;
AN 2:30;
AN 3:65;
AN 3:101;
AN 8:70;
AN 11:16;
Iti 27


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