Sutta Pitaka
Saṃyutta Nikāya
Division II –– Nidāna
Book 16 –– Lābhasakkāra Saṃyutta
Chapter 4 –– Saṅghabheda (Catutto) Vagga

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

 

16. 4. 1.

(31) Bhindi (Saṅghabheda) –– Split

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, Devadatta with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame split the Community of monks.

4. “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.”

 

16. 4. 2.

(32) Mūla –– Roots

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, Devadatta with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame completely destroyed his roots of merit.

4. “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.”

 

16. 4. 3.

(33) Dhammo –– Thoughts

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, Devadatta with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame, completely destroyed all his thoughts of merit.

4. “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.”

 

16. 4. 4.

(34) Sukko –– Purity

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, Devadatta with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame, destroyed all his pure thoughts

4. “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.”

 

16. 4. 5.

(35) Pakkanta –– Left The Dispensation.

1. At one time the Blessed One was living among the peaks of Gijjha in Rajagaha soon after Devadatta had left the Dispensation.

2. From there the Blessed One addressed the monks concerned about Devadatta.

3. “Monks, gain, honor, and fame arose to Devadatta for his destruction and downfall.

4. “Monks, just as the plantain tree bears flowers for its destruction and downfall, gain, honor, and fame arose to Devadatta for his destruction and downfall.

5. “Monks, just as the bamboo bears flowers for its destruction and downfall, gain, honor, and fame arose to Devadatta for his destruction and downfall.

6. “Monks, just as the reed bears flowers for its destruction and downfall, gain, honor, and fame arose to Devadatta for his destruction and downfall.

7. “Monks, just as the mare confines for its destruction and downfall, gain, honor, and fame arose to Devadatta for his destruction and downfall.

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.”

10. The Blessed One, the Teacher, further said this stanza:

“Flowering, destroys the plantain tree,
Flowering, destroy the bamboo and the reed.
Honor destroys the low man
And confinement destroys the mare.

 

16. 4. 6.

(36) Ratha –– Chariots

1. At one time the Blessed One was living in the squirrels’ sanctuary in the bamboo grove in Rajagaha.

2. At that time prince Ajātasattu attended on Devadatta morning and evening with five hundred chariots carrying about five to six hundred bowls of boiled rice

3. Then many monks approached the Blessed One, worshipped and sat on a side.

4. Sitting those monks said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, prince Ajātasattu attends on Devadatta morning and evening with five hundred chariots carrying about five to six hundred bowls of boiled rice.”

5. “Monks, do not envy Devadatta’s gain, honor, and fame. As long as prince Ajātasattu attends on Devadatta morning and evening with five hundred chariots carrying about five to six hundred bowls of boiled rice, it is decrease to him not increase in meritorious things.

6. “Monks, when a rough puppy’s nose cap breaks it becomes more rough, in the same manner as long as prince Ajātasattu attends on Devadatta morning and evening with five hundred chariots carrying about five to six hundred bowls of boiled rice, it is decrease to him not increase in meritorious things.

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

8. “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. 4. 7.

(37) Mātari –– On Account of Mother

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, penetrating the mind of a certain person I know, ‘This venerable one would not tell a lie with awareness even for the sake of his mother.’ In the meantime I see him telling lies with awareness with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame.

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.’

6. “Monks, you should train in this manner.”

 

16. 4. 8.

(38) Pitu –– On Account of Father

... re ... for the sake of his father ... re ...

16. 4. 9.

(39) Bhātu –– On Account of Brother

... re ... his brother ... re ...

 

16. 4. 10.

(40) Bhagini –– On Account of Sister

... re ... his sister ... re ...

 

16. 4. 11.

(41) Putta –– On Account of Son

... re ... his son ... re ...

 

16. 4. 12.

(42) Dhītu –– On Account of Daughter

... re ... his daughter ... re ...

 

16. 4. 13.

(43) Pajāpati –– On Account of Wife

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, penetrating the mind of a certain person I know, ‘This venerable one would not tell a lie with awareness even for the sake of his wife. In the meantime I see him telling lies with awareness with a mind overcome and consumed by gain, honor, and fame.

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.’

6. “Monks, you should train in this manner.”