III. Tika Nipāta
XIV. Yodhājīva Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Threes
Chapter XIV. The Fighting-Man
Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.
 THUS HAVE I HEARD
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, there are these three companies.
These are the three companies.'
 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.'