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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XV. Maŋgala Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

III. The Book of the Threes
XV. Good Auspices

Sutta 150

Vandanā Suttaɱ

Happy

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

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[272]

[1] THUS HAVE I HEARD

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks!"

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

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, whatsoever beings at early dawn,
practise righteousness of body,
speech
and mind, -
such have a happy dawn.

Monks, whatsoever beings at noon
and at eve
practise righteousness of body,
speech
and mind, -
such have a happy noon.

Monks, whatsoever beings at eve
practise righteousness of body,
speech
and mind, -
such have a happy evening."

 


 

Auspicious,[1] festive, happy, blessed dawn,
Fair day, glad time is that when alms are given
To holy men: when righteous acts, words, thoughts,
Right aspirations bring auspicious gain
To those who practise them. Happy are they
Who get such gain, and prosperous in the Way.
So be ye also prosperous in the Way, -
Free from disease and well with all your kin.

 


[1] Suna-k-khattaɱ


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