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Okkha Sutta

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Serving Dishes
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu



Staying at Savatthi. "Monks, if someone were to give a gift of one hundred serving dishes [of food) in the morning, one hundred at mid-day, and one hundred in the evening; and another person were to develop a mind of good-will — even for the time it takes to pull on a cow's udder — in the morning, again at mid-day, and again in the evening, this [the second action) would be more fruitful than that [the first].

"Thus you should train yourselves: 'Our awareness-release through good-will will be cultivated, developed, pursued, handed the reins and taken as a basis, given a grounding, steadied, consolidated, & well-undertaken. That's how you should train yourselves."

Source

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