AN 5.207 (A iii 250)
Yāgu Sutta
— The rice-gruel —

The Buddha gives five advantages of eating rice-gruel.

Note: info·bubbles on "underdotted" English words



Pañcime, bhikkhave, ānisaṃsā yāguyā. Katame pañca? Khudaṃ paṭihanati, pipāsaṃ paṭivineti, vātaṃ anulometi, vatthiṃ sodheti, āmāvasesaṃ pāceti. Ime kho, bhikkhave, pañca ānisaṃsā yāguyā ti.

There are, bhikkhus, these five advantages of the rice-gruel. Which five? It eliminates hunger, it suppresses thirst, it is suitable for the wind [element in the body], it purifies the bladder, it drives out the remaining undigested [food]. These, bhikkhus, are the five advantages of the rice-gruel.

Bodhi leaf

Translation suggested by the webmaster.

Published as a gift of Dhamma, to be distributed free of charge.
Any copies or derivatives of this work must mention its original source.