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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IV. Upāli Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
IV: Upāli and Ānanda

Sutta 40

Dutiya Ānanda Saŋgha-Sāmaggi Suttaɱ

Fruits of Causing Harmony in the Order

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

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[76] [54]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

Now the venerable Ānanda came to see the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

So seated, he said this to the Exalted One:

"Pray, sir, by making the Order harmonious what does that man get?"

"He gets Brahma-merit, Ānanda, lasting for the seon."

"But, sir, what is Brahma-merit lasting for the aeon?"

"For the aeon, Ānanda, he rejoices in heaven."

A blessed thing is concord of the Order.
The friend of those who are in harmony,
Of concord fain, and fixed in righteousness,
From peace-from-bondage he falls not away.
Making the concord of the Company -
Age-long doth he rejoice i' the heaven-world.


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