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Saɱyutta-Nikāya
Nidāna-vaggo

15. Anamatagga-saɱyuttam
Sutta 11

Duggataɱ

Fall'n on Hard Times

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts][wp][than] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhagava around Sāvatthi revisiting, Jeta-woods, Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

[2][pts][wp][than] There to the Beggars gathered round he said:

Beggars!

And Broke Tooth, the Beggars responded.

[3][pts][wp][than] Then Bhagava said:

Out of reach of the mind, beggars, is the start of one's run-around, not known is the beginning point of beings reigned in by blindness, bridled by thirst, saddled by this our run'n-round.

[4][pts][wp][than] Should you, beggars, happen to see one who has fallen on hard times, someone hard to look at, you can say: "Such is such as such as I in this long inconstant time gone bye."

[5][pts][wp][than] How come?

Out of reach of the mind, beggars, is the start of one's run-around, not known is the beginning point of
beings reigned in by blindness, bridled by thirst, saddled by this our run'n-round.

[6][pts][wp][than] Many a long day, beggars, have you lived tortured by pain, tortured by terror, tortured by bad luck, filling the cemeteries.

[7][pts][wp][than] Enough is enough, beggars! Enough to have had enough of every confounded thing, enough for disinterest in it, enough for freedom from it.

 


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