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Aṇguttara Nikāya
IV. Sumanā Vagga

The Book of Fives

Sutta 35

Dānā-Nisaṃsa Suttaṃ


Translated from the Pāḷi
Michael M. Olds



[1][pts][bodh] I Hear Tell:

One time the Lucky man addressed the beggars, saying:


And "Bhagavā!" the beggars responded.

Then the Lucky Man said:

"There are these five advantages to be had by giving:

The giver is here and now considered good and is liked by many.

Again, good and wise men gather round the giver.

Again, the giver gets a good reputation.

Again, the giving housefather is not one who deviates from good ethical standards.

And at the breakup of the body at death
the giver finds consciousness again
in a happy state among the gods."


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