Make your own free website on

Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords

XXIII:4 On moderation in eating

One day, King Pasenadi of Kosala went to the Jetavana monastery to pay homage to the Buddha soon after having had a heavy meal. While he was in his presence, the king felt so drowsy that he kept nodding and could hardly keep himself awake. Then he said, 'Venerable Sir! I have been in great discomfort since I had a heavy meal!' The Buddha replied, 'Yes, O King, overeating creates discomfort.'

On the advice of the Enlightened One, the king gradually lessened the amount of food he took. As a result, he became much more active and alert and happy.

55/170 Dhammapada & Commentary Khuddhaka J.i.106ff. despair

Previous Page | Contents | Next Page
Last modified on: Sunday, 13 August 2000.