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Mv VI 17
PTS: Mv VI 30 | CS: vin.mv.06.17
The Story of Ambapālī
Ven. Khematto Bhikkhu
Alternate translations/layout: 'line by line' Pāḷi - English

(Mv.VI.30.1) [77] Then Ambapālī [Protectress of Mangoes] the courtesan heard, “The Blessed One, they say, has arrived at Koṭi Village.”

Then, having auspicious vehicles yoked, she mounted an auspicious vehicle and set out from Vesālī with the auspicious vehicles to see the Blessed One. Going in her vehicle as far as there was ground for a vehicle, getting down from it, she approached the Blessed One on foot. On arrival, having bowed down to him, she sat to one side.

(Mv.VI.30.2) As she was sitting there, the Blessed One instructed, urged, roused, & encouraged her with a Dhamma talk.

Then Ambapālī the courtesan — instructed, urged, roused, & encouraged with the Blessed One’s Dhamma talk — said to him, “Lord, may the Blessed One acquiesce to my meal tomorrow, together with the Saṅgha of monks.”

The Blessed One acquiesced with silence.

Then Ambapālī the courtesan, understanding the Blessed One’s acquiescence, got up from her seat, bowed down to him, circumambulated him, keeping him to her right, and left.

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