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    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
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      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.tivaatam’eti,
      na candana.m tagaramallikaa vaa.
      satañca gandho pa.tivaatam’eti,
      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)

      Metta, John
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