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Samyutta Nikaya I.42

Kindada Sutta

A Giver of What


[A deva:]
A giver of what is a giver of strength?
A giver of what, a giver of beauty?
A giver of what, a giver of ease?
A giver of what, a giver of vision?
And who is a giver of everything?
    Being asked, please explain this to me.
[The Buddha:]
A giver of food is a giver of strength.
A giver of clothes, a giver of beauty.
A giver of a vehicle, a giver of ease.
A giver of a lamp, a giver of vision.
And the one who gives a residence,
is the one who is a giver of everything.
        But the one who teaches the Dhamma
        is a giver of
        the Deathless.
Source: ATI - For Free Distribution Only, as a Gift of Dhamma.

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