User Tools

Site Tools


Translations of this page?:
en:tipitaka:sut:sn:sn09:sn09.009.than

Preperation of htmls into ATI.eu currently in progress. Please visit the corresponding page at ZzE. If inspired to get involved in this merits here, one may feel invited to join best here: [ATI.eu] ATI/ZzE Content-style

Vajjiputta Sutta

<docinfo_head>

Title: Vajjiputta Sutta: The Vajjian Princeling

Summary: If you've ever wondered, “Why bother meditate?” , listen to this devata's advice.

SN 9.9

PTS: S i 201

CDB i 300

Vajjiputta Sutta: The Vajjian Princeling

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

<docinfo_head_end>

On one occasion a certain monk, a Vajjian princeling, was dwelling near Vesali in a forest thicket. And on that occasion an all-night festival was being held in Vesali. The monk — lamenting as he heard the resounding din of wind music, string music, & gongs coming from Vesali, on that occasion recited this verse:

I live in the wilderness all alone like a log cast away in the forest. On a night like this, who could there be more miserable than me?

Then the devata inhabiting the forest thicket, feeling sympathy for the monk, desiring his benefit, desiring to bring him to his senses, approached him and addressed him with this verse:

As you live in the wilderness all alone like a log cast away in the forest, many are those who envy you, as hell-beings do, those headed for heaven.

The monk, chastened by the devata, came to his senses.

See also: SN 9.1; SN 9.14.

en/tipitaka/sut/sn/sn09/sn09.009.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/20 14:23 by Johann