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Nanda Sutta

1. Nanda Sutta.– The devatā Nanda approached the Blessed One at Jetavana and recites a verse on the fleeting nature of life. One who seeks peace should drop the worldly bait. S.i.63.

2. Nanda Sutta.– Nanda Thera visits the Blessed One dressed in a neatly pressed robe, with his eye brows painted, and carrying a glazed almsbowl. The Buddha admonishes him, and Nanda becomes a rag-robe wearer, an almsfood gatherer, and a forest dweller. S.ii.281.

3. Nanda Sutta.– After pointing out the Nanda Thera is good-looking, strong, and prone to lust, he says how well he guards the sense faculties, practices moderation in eating, clear comprehension and mindfulness, and is devoted to wakefulness practising walking meditation during the first watch of the night, and sleeping only during the middle watch. Without practising like this he would not be able to live the holy life. A.iv.166.

4. Nanda Sutta.– A certain monk comes to tell the Buddha that Nanda Thera is discontented with the holy life. The Buddha sends for Nanda, and takes him to Tāvatiṃsa to see the nymphs there, promising that he will get them if he practises as instructed. See Nanda Ud.21.


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