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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
21. Bhikkhu Saɱyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
21. Kindred Sayings about Brethren

Sutta 5

Sujāta Suttaɱ


Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by F. L. Woodward

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain


[278] [188]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthī
at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

[2] Now the venerable Sujāta
came into the presence of the Exalted One.

[3-4] The Exalted One saw the venerable Sujāta coming,
and seeing him
he addressed the brethren: —

[4] 'Truly, brethren, that clansman
in both ways is beautiful;
[189] not only in that he is gifted with berfect beauty,
is very handsome, attractive and lovely,
but also in that he has come
to know thoroughly for himself
and to realize,
and so attain to
and abide in
that uttermost goal of devine living,
for the sake of which
the clansmen rightly leave home
for the homeless.'

[5] The Exalted One spake this.



The Wellfarer so saying, the Master spake this yet further: —

Fair, I ween, this brother is.
Straight and sincere theheart of him.
Detached, unyoked [from worldly ties],
In grasing not O well is him!
He bears thefinal body now,
Victor o'er Māra and his mount.

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