I did not know of future lives,
I committed wicked acts like these.
I ate the flesh of other beings,
and thus this suffering of mine
will become unbearable.
But I did not understand death.
I was of childish mind,
and so I nourished my body.
Do not give flesh to me.
Though this body has been nurtured so,
it will be destroyed, inevitably.
Since it bestows suffering,
why take up this heap of wickedness?
This body though tended with great care,
will engage in vicious acts.
English translation of the Sangatha Sutra in PDF p. 50 en 51
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You can also download the sutra in PDF in other modern translations:
Older translations which can be downloaded here are: the
th century Chinese translation by Upashu-nya and the 10
th century Chinese translation by Dana-pa-la .
For the Korean version, please use the website of EBTI
9th century Tibetan translation, please see the website of the
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Traditions (FPMT).
versions, please see the Arya
Sanghata Sutra website of FMTP who made all the above PDF's
available. It is at the request
Zopa Rinpoche that the Education Department of FPMT has taken
up the task of getting the Sanghata Sutra translated into as many
languages as possible.