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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
XXI. Kimbila-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXI: Kimbila

Sutta 207

Yāgu Suttaɱ


Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:


'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

Gruel. A thin porridge. Made by boiling oats, wheat or rye in water or milk.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

"Monks, there are these five advantages from gruel.

What five?

It checks hunger,
keeps off thirst,
regulates wind,
cleanses the bladder[1]
and digests raw remnants of food.

Verily, monks, these are the five advantages of gruel.'


[1] Vatthi. Comy. dhamaniyo.

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