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Now at that time, young Sigala , a householder's son, rising early in the morning, departing from Rajagaha, with wet clothes and wet hair, worshipped with joined hands the various quarters — the East, the South, the West, the North, the Nadir, and the Zenith.
Then the Exalted One, having robed himself in the forenoon took bowl and robe, and entered Rajagaha for alms. Now he saw young Sigala worshipping thus and spoke to him as follows:. And I, Lord, respecting, revering, reverencing and honoring my father's word, rise early in the morning, and leaving Rajagaha, with wet clothes and wet hair, worship with joined hands, these six quarters.
It is well, Lord, if the Exalted One would teach the doctrine to me showing how the six quarters should be worshipped in the discipline of the noble. Upon the dissolution of the body, after death, he is born in a happy heavenly realm. The destruction of life, householder, is a vice and so are stealing, sexual misconduct, and lying. These are the four vices that he has eradicated. Led by desire does one commit evil. Led by anger does one commit evil. Led by ignorance does one commit evil.
Led by fear does one commit evil. He is ever thinking:. The parents should be looked upon as the East, teachers as the South, wife and children as the West, friends and associates as the North, servants and employees as the Nadir, ascetics and brahmans as the Zenith. Thus is the East covered by them and made safe and secure. Thus is the South covered by them and made safe and secure. Thus is the West covered by him and made safe and secure.
Thus is the North covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the Nadir covered by him and made safe and secure. Thus is the Zenith covered by him and made safe and secure. And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again:.
It is as if, Lord, a man were to set upright that which was overturned, or were to reveal that which was hidden, or were to point out the way to one who had gone astray, or were to hold a lamp amidst the darkness, so that those who have eyes may see. Even so, has the doctrine been explained in various ways by the Exalted One. May the Exalted One receive me as a lay follower; as one who has taken refuge from this very day to life's end.
Now he saw young Sigala worshipping thus and spoke to him as follows: "Wherefore do you, young householder, rising early in the morning, departing from Rajagaha, with wet clothes and wet hair, worship, with joined hands these various quarters — the East, the South, the West, the North, the Nadir, and the Zenith? And the Exalted One spoke as follows: "Inasmuch, young householder, as the noble disciple 1 has eradicated the four vices in conduct,  2 inasmuch as he commits no evil action in four ways, 3 inasmuch as he pursues not the six channels for dissipating wealth, he thus, avoiding these fourteen evil things, covers the six quarters, and enters the path leading to victory in both worlds: he is favored in this world and in the world beyond.
And when the Master had thus spoken, he spoke yet again: Killing, stealing, lying and adultery, These four evils the wise never praise. Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance should transgress the Dhamma, All his glory fades away Like the moon during the waning half.
Whoever through desire, hate or fear, Or ignorance never transgresses the Dhamma, All his glory ever increases Like the moon during the waxing half. The friend who appropriates, the friend who renders lip-service, the friend that flatters, the friend who brings ruin, these four as enemies the wise behold, avoid them from afar as paths of peril.
The friend who is a helpmate, the friend in happiness and woe, the friend who gives good counsel, the friend who sympathises too — these four as friends the wise behold and cherish them devotedly as does a mother her own child. The wise and virtuous shine like a blazing fire. He who acquires his wealth in harmless ways like to a bee that honey gathers,  riches mount up for him like ant hill's rapid growth.
With wealth acquired this way, a layman fit for household life, in portions four divides his wealth: thus will he friendship win. One portion for his wants he uses,  two portions on his business spends, the fourth for times of need he keeps. Servants and employees are the Nadir, The ascetics and brahmans are the Zenith; Who is fit to lead the household life, These six quarters he should salute. Who is wise and virtuous, Gentle and keen-witted, Humble and amenable, Such a one to honor may attain.
Who is energetic and not indolent, In misfortune unshaken, Flawless in manner and intelligent, Such a one to honor may attain. Who is hospitable, and friendly, Liberal and unselfish, A guide, an instructor, a leader, Such a one to honor may attain.
Generosity, sweet speech, Helpfulness to others, Impartiality to all, As the case demands. These four winning ways make the world go round, As the linchpin in a moving car. If these in the world exist not, Neither mother nor father will receive, Respect and honor from their children. Since these four winning ways The wise appraise in every way, To eminence they attain, And praise they rightly gain.
Notes 1. These are the four agati, 'evil courses of action': chanda, dosa, moha, bhaya. Crimes committed by others. A kind of amusement. The Pali original has here "six causes" as two compound words and one double-term phrase are counted as units. Dhammapada v. This portion includes what is spent on good works: gifts to monks, charity, etc. This is a sacred custom of the Aryans who never forgot the dead. This tradition is still faithfully observed by the Buddhists of Sri Lanka who make ceremonial offerings of alms to the monks on the eighth day, in the third month, and on each anniversary of the demise of the parents.
Merit of these good actions is offered to the departed after such ceremony. Moreover after every punna-kamma good action , a Buddhist never fails to think of his parents and offer merit. Such is the loyalty and the gratitude shown to parents as advised by the Buddha. You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: 1 you only make such copies, etc.
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Upanisa Sutta – In Sinhala
Singalovada Sutta means something in Buddhism , Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. Sigala Singala , a young householder of Rajagaha, was in the habit of rising early, bathing, and, with wet hair and garments, worshipping the several quarters of the earth and sky. The Buddha saw him once and asked him the reason for this.
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