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Sangaha Sutta

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Title: Sangaha Sutta: The Bonds of Fellowship

Summary: The qualities that help hold together a family – or any community.

AN 4.32

PTS: A ii 32

Sangaha Sutta: The Bonds of Fellowship

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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“There are these four grounds for the bonds of fellowship. Which four? Generosity, kind words, beneficial help, consistency. These are the four grounds for the bonds of fellowship.”

Generosity, kind words, beneficial help, & consistency in the face of events, in line with what's appropriate in each case, each case. These bonds of fellowship [function] in the world like the linchpin in a moving cart. Now, if these bonds of fellowship were lacking, a mother would not receive the honor & respect owed by her child, nor would a father receive what his child owes him. But because the wise show regard for these bonds of fellowship, they achieve greatness and are praised.

en/tipitaka/sut/an/an04/an04.032.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/11 04:34 by Johann