SN.1.6. Jāgarasutta ("Awake")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

Standing to one side, that deity recited this verse in the Buddha’s presence:

“How many sleep while others wake?
How many wake among the sleeping?
By how many do you gather dust?
By how many are you cleansed?”

“Five sleep while others wake.
Five wake among the sleeping.
By five you gather dust.
By five you’re cleansed.”

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