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2. DHANIYASUTTA. (continued)

A dialogue between the rich herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha, the one rejoicing in his worldly security and the other in his religious belief.

   5. ‘My wife is obedient, not wanton,’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘for a long time she has been living together (with me), she is winning, and I hear nothing wicked of her: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (22)

   6. ‘My mind is obedient, delivered (from all worldliness),’–so said Bhagavat,–‘it has for a long time been highly cultivated and well-subdued, there is no longer anything wicked in me: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (23)

   7. ‘I support myself by my own earnings,’–so said the herdsman Dhaniya,–‘and my children are (all) about me, healthy; I hear nothing wicked of them: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (24)

   8. ‘I am no one’s servant,’–so said Bhagavat,–‘with what I have gained I wander about in all the world, there is no need (for me) to serve: therefore, if thou like, rain, O sky!’ (25)

Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 10: The Dhammapada and Sutta Nipata, by Max Müller and Max Fausböll, [1881], at sacred-texts.com

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/sbe1033.htm

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