BWV 003: The Six Gateways to Benefit

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Jā 84 Atthassadvārajātakaṁ
The Six Gateways to Benefit

A son asked his Father (the Bodhisatta) for advice on the spiritual life. The Father explained these six gateways leading to great benefit in life.

4. Ārogyam-icche, paramañ-ca lābhaṁ,
Sīlañ-ca vuddhānumataṁ sutañ-ca,
Dhammānuvattī ca alīnatā ca:
Atthassa dvārā pamukhā chaḷete.

Desire good health, the greatest gain,
Virtue, approval and learning,
Spirituality, striving –
These six things are beneficial.

from Buddhist Wisdom Verses


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