AN 2.33 Mother and Father.

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AN 2.33 Mother and Father.

Post by mikenz66 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:45 pm

AN 2.33 Mother and Father.
Translated by Bhante Sujato


https://suttacentral.net/an2.32-41/en/sujato

Mendicants, I say that these two people cannot easily be repaid. What two? Mother and father. You would not have done enough to repay your mother and father even if you were to carry your mother around on one shoulder, and your father on the other, and if you lived like this for a hundred years, and if you were to anoint, massage, bathe, and rub them; and even if they were to defecate and urinate right there. Even if you were to establish your mother and father as supreme monarchs of this great earth, abounding in the seven treasures, you would still not have done enough to repay them. Why is that? Parents are very helpful to their children, they raise them, nurture them, and show them the world. But you have done enough, more than enough, to repay them if you encourage, settle, and ground unfaithful parents in faith, unethical parents in ethical conduct, stingy parents in generosity, or ignorant parents in wisdom.”

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Re: AN 2.33 Mother and Father.

Post by mikenz66 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Translation is here: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN2_31.html

Note the slightly different numbering (2.32).

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