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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna

"What is foremost of things that rise up?
What is noble of things that fall down?"
"Who is foremost of those that wander?
Who is noble of those that dispute?
"Of things that rise, plants are foremost.
Of things that fall, rain is noble.
Of those that wander, cattle are foremost
Of those that dispute, the son is noble.
Of things that rise, science is foremost
Of things that fall off nescience is noble.
Of those wandering, the Community of bhikkhus, is noble.
And of those disputing the Enlightened One is noble."

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