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Saɱyutta Nikāya
I. Sagātha Vagga
10. Yakkha-Saɱyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
I. Kindred Sayings with Verses
10. The Yakkha Suttas

Sutta 10

Sukkā Suttaɱ (2)

Sukkā (2)

Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by Sūriyagoḍa Sumangala Thera
Copyright The Pali Text Society. Public Domain.




The Exalted One was once staying near Rājagaha,
in the Bamboo Grove,
at the Squirrels' Feeding-ground.

Now on that occasion a certain lay-follower
gave food to Sukkā the Bhikkhunī.

And a yakkha, enthusiastic about Sukkā,
went into Rājagaha,
going from chariot-road to chariot-road,
from crossways to crossways,
and in that hour uttered this verse: —

"0 surely plenteous merit hath he wrought,
That layman wise who Sukkā's wants supplied —
Sukkā, who from all bonds is wholly free!"

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