VIII. Navaka Nipāta
III. Satt'Āvāsa Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
VIII. The Book of the Nines
Chapter III: Spheres of Beings
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
 Thus have I heard:
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Savatthī, at Jeta Grove, in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park
there the Exalted One said this to the Monks:
"Monks, there are these nine bases of strife.
'He has done me harm' - stirs up strife;
so also the thoughts:
'He is doing me harm;'
'he will do me harm;'
'he has done harm to a dear and loved one of mine;'
'he is doing harm to such an one;'
'he will do harm to him;'
'he has done good to one who is not dear or loved by me;'
'he is doing good to such an one;'
'he will do good to him.'
These, monks, are the nine bases of strife."
 Bandhati, cf. to baste (in its double meaning). Comy. glosses: karoti, uppādeti.