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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XIV. Yodh-ā-jīva Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

III. The Book of the Threes
XIV. The Fighting-Man

Sutta 132

Parisā Suttaɱ

Companies

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

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[264]

[1] THUS HAVE I HEARD

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three companies.

What three?

The company trained in bombast,
the company trained in inquiry,[1]
and the company trained according to its bent.[2]

These are the three companies."

 


[1] Cf. supra, text 72, where reading is paṭipucchā.

[2] Text yāva-t-ajjha vinītā. Comy. has yāvatā ca vinītā and explains thus: pamāṇa-vasena vinītā, pamāṇaɱ ñatvā v., and adds 'but in the Pāli it means yāva ajjhāsaye = ajjhāsayaɱ ñatvā.'


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