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Tipitaka >> Sutta Pitaka >> Samyutta Nikaya >> Udaya Sutta

Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


1. The origin is Sàvatthi.

2. The Blessed One putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes approached the Brahmin Udaya's house.

3. The Brahmin Udaya filled the Blessed One's bowl with rice.

4. For the second time, the Blessed One putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes approached the Brahmin Udaya's house.

The Brahmin Udaya filled the Blessed One's bowl with rice.

5. For the third time, the Blessed One putting on robes in the morning and taking bowl and robes approached the Brahmin Udaya's house.

The Brahmin Udaya filled the Blessed One's bowl with rice and said: "It is annoying the recluse Gotama comes again and again."

6. Then the Blessed One said:

"Again and again the seeds are sown. Again and again the rain comes down.
Again and again the farmers till the field
Again and again food is provided for the country.
Again and again the benevolent give.
Again and again the benevolent giving gifts,
Again and again they procure a place in heaven.
Again and again the cows are milked.
Again and again the calf goes to its mother.
Again and again one tires and throbs.
Again and again the fool enters the womb.
Again and again someone is born and dies.
Again and again someone is carried to the grave.
Gaining the path some are not born again
The wise are not born again and again."

7. Then the Brahmin Udaya said to the Blessed One: "Good Gotama, now I understand. It's like something overturned is put upright. Something covered is made manifest. It's like one who was lost was shown the path. It's like a lamp lighted for the darkness, for those who have sight to see forms. In this and other ways the Teaching is well explained. Now I take refuge in good Gotama, in the Teaching and the Community of bhikkhus. I am a lay disciple who has taken refuge from today until I die."

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