There are these five right times for striving. What five? Concerning this, one is young, youthful, blacked-haired, blessed with the beauty of youth and in the prime of life. This is the first right time for striving. Then, one has health, well-being and a digestion that is not over-hot or over-cool. This is the second right time. If there is no famine and the crops are good, with food easy to get and one can easily live on gleanings and favours, this is the third good time. When people live in friendly fellowship, harmonious as milk and water mixed, without quarrels and looking upon each other with the eyes of love, this is the fourth good time. Again, when the Sangha dwells in friendly fellowship, content with one teaching, then there is no reviling one another, no accusation, quarrelling or contention, so that those with little faith find faith, and the faith of those already faithful grows, this is the fifth right time for striving. Buddha – A.III,66
Peace and Love, Jim
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