II. Nidāna Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
20. Kindred Sayings on Parables
Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
"Yes, friend," responded the brethren.
[olds] "Just as in a peaked house, brethren,
whatever rafters there are
all converge to the roof-peak,
resort equally to the roof-peak,
are fixed together in the roof-peak,
all go to junction there,
[olds] even so, whatever wrong states there are
all have their root in ignorance,
all may be referred to ignorance,
all are fixed together in ignorance,
all go to junction there.
'We will live earnestly'
— even thus."
 Kūṭāgāra, a hut or building with a peaked-roof or pinnacles, possibly gabled or with an upper storey. Cf. above, p. 71, PTS. Dictionary. For other parables on it see my Index to Similes in the Nikāyas, JPTS, 1906-7, pp. 58f., where this parable has been inadvertently omitted.
 All of the Suttas in this chapter except §8 are referred to Sāvatthī.