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Uttara Sutta

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Title: Uttara Sutta: Uttara the Deva's Son

Summary: Doing good and making merit: are these the best one can aim for in this short life.

SN 2.19

PTS: S i 54

CDB i 150

Uttara Sutta: Uttara the Deva's Son

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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At Rajagaha. As he was standing to one side, Uttara the deva's son recited this verse in the Blessed One's presence:

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span. For one swept on by aging no shelters exist. Perceiving this danger in death, one should do deeds of merit that bring about bliss. [The Buddha:]

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span. For one swept to old age

no shelters exist.

Perceiving this danger in death, one should drop the world's bait

and look for peace.

en/tipitaka/sut/sn/sn02/sn02.019.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/11 04:34 by Johann