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Aṅguttara Nikāya
IX. Navaka Nipāta
II. Sīhanāda Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
IX. The Book of the Nines
Chapter II: The Lion Roar

Sutta 15

Gaṇḍ'Opama Suttaɱ

A Boil

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][than][upal] Thus have I heard:

At Savatthī the Exalted One said:

[1]Imagine, monks, a boil,
which has been gathering for many years.

It might have nine gaping wounds,
nine natural openings.[2]

Thence whatever might ooze out,
foulness would certainly ooze out;
stench would certainly ooze out;
loathsomeness would certainly ooze out:

whatever might be discharged,
foulness would certainly be discharged;
stench would certainly be discharged;
loathsomeness would certainly be discharged.


[1] Cf. S. iv, 83; also the Gītā v, 13: 'the nine-gated city ... the body.'

[2] Abhedana. Comy. na kenaci bhinditvā ... samuṭṭhitāni vaṇamukhāni.


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