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III. Tika Nipāta
V. Cūḷa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
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III. The Book of the Threes
V. The Minor Section

Sutta 45

Paṇḍita Suttaɱ


Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then he addressed the monks, saying:


"Yes, Lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said this:

"Monks, these three things
have been enjoined by the wise and good.

What three?

going forth (from the home to the homeless life),
support of mother and father.

These are the three duties."



Giving and harmlessness and self-restraint,
Control of sense and service to the parents
And holy ones who live the righteous life,- If any one be wise to do these things
[135] By good men favoured, be, an Ariyan
Clear-sighted, will attain the world of bliss.[1]


[1] Lokaɱ bhajate sivaɱ - so khtmaɱ devalokaɱ gacchati. Comy. Cf. K.S. iv, 262 n.

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