II. Nidāna Vagga
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons
"Monks, if someone were to give a gift
of one hundred serving dishes [of food] in the morning,
one hundred at mid-day,
and one hundred in the evening;
and another person were to develop a mind of good-will
— even for the time it takes to pull on a cow's udder —
in the morning,
again at mid-day,
and again in the evening,
this [the second action] would be more fruitful
than that [the first].
"Thus you should train yourselves:|| ||
'Our awareness-release through good-will
will be cultivated,
handed the reins and taken as a basis,
given a grounding,
That's how you should train yourselves."