Aṅguttara Nikāya


Aṅguttara Nikāya
4. Catukka Nipāta
VI. Puññābhisanda Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
VI. Streams of Merit

Sutta 56

Dutiya (Nakula) Samajīvī Suttaɱ

The Same in Living (2)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts][olds] "Bhikkhus, if both husband and wife wish to behold one another not only in this present life but also in future lives, they should have the same faith, the same virtuous behavior, the same generosity, and the same wisdom.

Then they will behold one another not only in this present life but also in future lives."

Both husband and wife are endowed with faith,
charitable and self-controlled,
living their lives righteously,
addressing each other with pleasant words,

Then many benefits accrue to them
and they dwell at ease.
Their enemies are saddened
when both are the same in virtue.

Having practiced the Dhamma here,
the same in virtuous behavior and observances,
delighting [after death] in a deva world,
they rejoice, enjoying sensual pleasures.

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