Udāna 5: Soṇavaggo
The Chapter (including the Discourse) about Soṇa

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9: The Discourse about Mocking

 

Thus I heard:
at one time the Gracious One was walking on walking tour amongst the Kosalans, together with a great Community of monks.

Then at that time a great many young brāhmaṇas were passing by not far from the Gracious One in a mocking manner.

The Gracious One saw those many young brāhmaṇas passing by not far away in a mocking manner.

Then the Gracious One, having understood the significance of it, on that occasion uttered this exalted utterance:

“The forgetful, speaking unsuitable words, (though) appearing to be wise, In line c the Udānavarga (14-7) reads: vyāyacchanti mukhaṁ vāmā, extending the mouth beautifully.01
Stretching their mouths as much as they want, are led on by what they don't understand.”