Pali - Every few days - [B239]
- Pali - Every few days - [B239]
Gair/Karunatillake - Chapter 12 Readings
Ex. 3 (Part 4 of 4)
Devataapissa va.n.na.m bhaasanti: asukasmi.m naama
gaame vaa nigame vaa itthii vaa puriso vaa buddha.m
sara.na.m gato hoti, dhamma.m sara.na.m gato hoti pe
siilavaa hoti kalyaa.nadhammo, vigatamalamaccherena
cetasaa agaara.m ajjhaavasati ti. Ida.m kho ta.m,
Aananda, gandhajaata.m yassa anuvaatampi gandho
gacchati, pa.tivaatampi gandho gacchati,
anuvaatapa.tivaatampi gandho gacchatii»ti.
And deities speak well of that: In such-named
village or town, a woman or man has gone to the Buddha
for refuge, has gone to the Dhamma for refuge, has
gone to the Sangha for refuge etc. is virtuous,
and of a good nature, and inhabits a house with a mind
free from the impurity of avarice . Indeed this,
Ananda, is the type of scent, in which a scent goes in
the direction of the wind, goes against it and goes
both with and against the wind.
«Na pupphagandho pa.tivaatameti,
na candana.m tagaramallikaa vaa.
satañca gandho pa.tivaatameti,
sabbaa disaa sappuriso pavaatii».
The scent of a flower does not go against the wind,
Nor does that of sandalwood or jasmine.
The scent of a good person goes against the wind,
A virtuous person diffuses it in all directions.
(A.N. 3.80 Gandhajaatasutta.m)