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English translation of
Holy Sutta Nipata
English translation by V. Fausböll
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/

Book 05 Parayanavagga : Chapter 17 Pingiyamanavapukkha

1.
I am old, feeble, colourless,'--so said the venerable Pi_n_giya,--'my eyes are not clear, my hearing is not good; lest I should perish a fool on the way, tell me the Dhamma, that I may know how to leave birth and decay in this world.'

2.
'Seeing others afflicted by the body, O Pi_n_giya,'--so said Bhagavat,--'(seeing) heedless people suffer in their bodies;--therefore, O Pi_n_giya, shalt thou be heedful, and leave the body behind, that thou mayest never come to exist again.'

3.
Pi_n_giya: 'Four regions, four intermediate regions, above and below, these are the ten regions; there is nothing which has not been seen, heard, or thought by thee, and (is there) anything in the world not understood (by thee)? Tell (me) the Dhamma, that I may know how to leave birth and decay in this world'

4.
'Seeing men seized with desire, O Pi_n_giya,'--so said Bhagavat,--'tormented and overcome by decay,--therefore thou, O Pi_n_giya, shalt be heedful, and leave desire behind, that thou mayest never come to exist again.'

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-- Book 05 - Chapter 17 --





 
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