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Aṅguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IV. Upāli Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
IV: Upāli and Ānanda

Sutta 39

Paṭhama Ānanda Saṅgha-Sāmaggi Suttaɱ

Harmony in the Order (b)

Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.

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[76] [54]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Now the venerable Ānanda came to see the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

So seated, he said this to the Exalted One:

"As to the words:

'Harmony in the Order, harmony in the Order,'

sir - pray, sir,
to what extent can the Order be in harmony?




[1] "Herein, Ānanda,
monks proclaim not-dhamma as not-dhamma,

[2] and dhamma as dhamma;

[3] not-discipline as not-discipline,

[4] and discipline as such;

[5] proclaim what was not said,
not uttered by the Wayfarer
as not his words and utterance,

[6] and the reverse;

[7] proclaim his ordinances and practices as such

[8] and the reverse.

[ Woodward omits #s 9 & 10. From Bhk. Bodhi's translation these are: (9) They explain what has not been prescribed by the Tathāgata as not having been prescribed by him, and

(10) what has been prescribed by the Tathāgata as having been prescribed by him.]

On these ten grounds
they break not up and separate (the Order),
and proclaim no separate obligation.

To this extent, Upāli, there is harmony in the Order."

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