Sutta Pitaka
Saṃyutta Nikāya
Division II –– Nidāna
Book 16 –– Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta
Chapter 3 –– Mātugāma (Tatiyo) Vagga

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

 

16. 3. 1.

(21) Mātugāmo –– A Woman

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, the woman does not take possession of the mind and over power it, as gain honor and fame takes possession of the mind and over powers it.

4. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

5. “Therefore, monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 3. 2.

(22) Janapadakalyāṇi –– A Beauty

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, a state beauty does not take possession of the mind and over power it, as gain honor and fame takes possession of the mind and over powers it.

4. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

5. “Therefore, monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 3. 3.

(23) Ekaputto –– Dear Son

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, a lay disciple who has faith would implore his only dearly loved son: ‘Dear son, be someone like the householder Citta, Hatthaka, or Āḷavaka.’

4. “Monks, out of my lay disciples, they should be taken as standard examples.

5. Dear one if you leave home and become homeless, be someone like Sāriputta and Moggallāna.

6. Monks, out of my disciple monks Sāriputta and Moggallāna should be taken as standard examples.

7. Dear son do not fall forward for gain, honor, and fame until you have attained your aim as a trainer. Monks, it is dangerous to fall for gain honor and fame without attaining your aim as a trainer.

8. Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

9. Therefore monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 3. 24.

(4) Ekadhītā –– Only Daughter

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, a female lay disciple who has faith would implore her only dearly loved daughter: “Dear one be someone like the housewife Khujjuttarā or Veḷukaṇṭaki or Nandamāta.

4. “Monks, out of my female lay disciples, they should be taken as standard examples.

5. Dear one, if you leave home and become homeless, be someone like bhikkhuni Khema or bhikkhuni Uppalavaṇṇa.

6. Monks, out of my disciple bhikkhunis Khema and Uppalawaṇṇa should be taken as standard examples.

7. Dear one, do not fall for gain, honor, and fame until you have attained your aim as a trainer.

8. Monks, it is dangerous for a bhikkhuni to fall for gain, honor, and fame without attaining her aim as a trainer.

9. Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

10. Therefore monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 3. 5.

(25) Samaṇabrāhmaṇa I –– Recluses and Brahmins I

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, whoever recluses or Brahmins do not know the satisfaction, danger and the escape of gain, honor, and fame as it really is, should do thus:

3. ‘I will know by myself realizing and abide knowing’.”

 

16. 3. 6.

(26) Samaṇabrāhmaṇa II –– Recluses and Brahmins II

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, whoever recluses or Brahmins do not know the arising fading satisfaction, danger and the escape of gain, honor, and fame as it really is, should do thus:

3. ‘“I will know by myself realizing and abide knowing’.”

 

16. 3. 7.

(27) Samaṇabrāhmaṇa III –– Recluses and Brahmins III

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, whoever recluses or Brahmins do not know the arising, ceasing, and the path to the cessation of gain, honor, and fame as it really is, should do thus:

3. I will know by myself realizing and abide knowing.”

 

16. 3. 8.

(28) Chavi –– The Skin

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame cut the outer skin. Then the inner skin Cutting the inner skin, they cut the flesh. Cutting the flesh, they cut the veins. Cutting the veins they cut the bone. Cutting the bone they stand close to the bone marrow.

4. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him, who wants to end unpleasantness.

5. “Therefore, monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

16. 3. 9.

(29) Rajju –– Rope

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi.

2. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and it’s a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

3. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame cut the outer skin. Then the inner skin Cutting the inner skin, they cut the flesh. Cutting the flesh, they cut the veins. Cutting the veins they cut the bone. Cutting the bone they stand close to the bone marrow

4. Like a strong man who takes a strong rope made of creepers binds the knees and strikes at it and it cuts the outer skin. Then the inner skin Cutting the inner skin it cuts the flesh. Cutting the flesh, it cuts the veins. Cutting the veins it cuts the bone. Cutting the bone it stands close to the bone marrow.

5. In the same manner monks, gain, honor, and fame cut the outer skin. Then the inner skin Cutting the inner skin, they cut the flesh. Cutting the flesh, they cut the veins. Cutting the veins they cut the bone. Cutting the bone they stand close to the bone marrow.

4. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him, who wants to end unpleasantness.

5. “Therefore, monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 3. 10.

(30) Bhikkhu –– A Bhikkhu

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s grove in Sāvatthi. The Blessed One addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, even to a monk who is worthy, has destroyed desires I say, gain, honor, and fame are dangerous.”

3. When this was said venerable Ānanda said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, how could gain, honor, and fame be a danger to a monk who has destroyed desires?”

4. “Ānanda, if the mind is unshakably released, I do not say that there is danger to him from gain, honor and fame.

5. “Ānanda, if the monk abides diligent and zealous to dispel, abiding pleasantly here and now I say, there is danger to him from gain, honor and fame.

6. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame are severe and cruel and a danger for him who wants to end unpleasantness.

7. “Therefore monks, you should train thus: ‘We will get rid of arisen gain, honor and fame. Arisen gain, honor, and fame will not take control of our minds.’ Monks, you should train in this manner.”