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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipāta
II: Sārāṇīya-Vagga

Sutta 12

Dutiya Sārāṇīya Suttaɱ

Conducive to Amiability

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, these six are conditions
that are conducive to amiability,
that engender feelings of endearment,
engender feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

Which six?

"There is the case
where a monk is set on bodily acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"And further,
the monk is set on verbal acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"And further,
the monk is set on mental acts of good will
with regard to his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This, too, is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"And further,
whatever righteous gains the monk may obtain
in a righteous way
— even if only the alms in his bowl —
he does not consume them alone.

He consumes them
after sharing them in common
with his virtuous fellows in the holy life.

This, too, is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"And further
— with reference to the virtues
that are untorn,
unbroken,
unspotted,
unsplattered,
liberating,
praised by the observant,
ungrasped at,
leading to concentration —
the monk dwells
with his virtue in tune
with that of his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This, too, is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"And further
— with reference to the view that is noble,
leading outward,
that lead those who act in accordance with it
to the right ending of suffering and stress —
the monk dwells
with his view in tune
with those of his fellows in the holy life,
to their faces
and behind their backs.

This, too, is a condition that is conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

"These are the six conditions
that are conducive to amiability,
that engenders feelings of endearment,
engenders feelings of respect,
leading to a sense of fellowship,
a lack of disputes,
harmony,
and a state of unity.

 


 

Of Related Interest:

DN 16;
AN 4:32;
AN 7:21

 


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