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Janapadakalyāṇī Sutta

The Finest Lady in the Land

Janapadakalyāṇī Sutta SN 47.20 SN v 169 Janapadakalyāṇī Sutta
SN 47.20
SN v 169
A parable that sets up an impossible challenge: to walk between a popular performer and the crowd jostling to see her, carrying a bowl of oil filled to the brim, while a man with a drawn sword waits to chop off your head if you spill a drop. That’s mindfulness!

11 translations in other modern languages

1 edition of the root text

1 parallel in ancient texts