The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
VIII: On Wishes
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:
 He grows in landed property,
in wealth and granary,
in child and wife,
in slaves and folk who work for him,
in four-footed beasts;
he grows in faith and virtue,
In these ten growths the Ariyan disciple grows in the Ariyan growth,
takes hold of the essential,
takes hold of the best for his person."
Whoso in this world grows in wealth and store,
In sons and wives and in four-footed beasts,
Hath fame and worship as a man of means
From relatives and friends and those who rule.