SN.11.15. Rāmaṇeyyakasutta ("Delightful")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

Near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove.

And then Sakka, lord of gods, went up to the Buddha, bowed, stood to one side, and said to him, “Sir, what is a delightful place?”

“Shrines in parks and forests,
well-made lotus ponds,
are not worth a sixteenth part
of a delightful human being.

Whether in village or wilderness,
in a valley or the uplands,
wherever the perfected ones live
is a delightful place.”

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