Aṅguttara Nikāya


Aṅguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
IV: Sumanā Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
IV. Sumanā

Sutta 35

Dānā-Nisaɱsa Suttaɱ

The Benefits of Giving

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts][olds] "Bhikkhus, there are these five benefits of giving.

What five?

(1) One is dear and agreeable to many people.

(2) Good persons resort to one.

(3) One acquires a good reputation.

(4) One is not deficient in the layperson's duties.

(5) With the breakup of the body, after death, one is reborn in a good destination, in a heavenly world.

These are the five benefits in giving."

By giving, one becomes dear,
one follows the duty of the good;
the good self-controlled monks,
always resort to one.

They teach one the Dhamma
that dispels all suffering,
having understood which
the taintless one here attains Nibbāna.

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