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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
21. Bhikkhu Saɱyutta

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
Part II.
The Book of Causation Nidāna-Vagga
21. Connected Discourses with Bhikkhus

Sutta 5

Sujāta Suttaɱ


Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[278] [717]

[1][pts] At Sāvatthī.

Then the Venerable Sujāta approached the Blessed One.

The Blessed One saw him coming in the distance and addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Bhikkhus, this clansman is beautiful in both respects.

[279] He is handsome, good-looking, pleasing to behold, possessing supreme beauty of complexion.

And he is one who, by realizing it for himself with direct knowledge, in this very life enters and dwells in that unsurpassed goal of the holy life for the sake of which clansmen rightly go forth from the household life into homelessness."

This is what the Blessed One said ... [who] further said this:

"This bhikkhu shines with sublime beauty,
Having a mind utterly straight.
Detached is he, free from fetters,
Attained to Nibbāna by nonclinging.
He carries about his final body,
Having conquered Māraand his mount."

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