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Rājan Sutta

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Title: Rājan Sutta: The King

Summary: url=index.html#ud.5.01.than Queen Mallika and King Pasenadi inquire of each other, “Is there anyone more dear to you than yourself?&quot.

Ud 5.1

PTS: Ud 47

Rājan Sutta: The King

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion King Pasenadi Kosala had gone with Queen Mallikā to the upper palace. Then he said to her, “Mallikā, is there anyone dearer to you than yourself?”

“No, great king. There is no one dearer to me than myself. And what about you, great king? Is there anyone dearer to you than yourself?”

“No, Mallikā. There is no one dearer to me than myself.”

Then the king, descending from the palace, went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, he said to the Blessed One, “Just now, when I had gone with Queen Mallikā to the upper palace, I said to her, 'Mallikā, is there anyone dearer to you than yourself?'

“When this was said, she said to me, 'No, great king. There is no one dearer to me than myself. And what about you, great king? Is there anyone dearer to you than yourself?'

“When this was said, I said to her, 'No, Mallikā. There is no one dearer to me than myself.'”

Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

Searching all directions with your awareness, you find no one dearer than yourself. In the same way, others are thickly dear to themselves. So you shouldn't hurt others if you love yourself.

en/tipitaka/sut/kn/ud/ud.5.01.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/03 09:26 by Johann