Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika
The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom
The Lord said to the monk: “Consider it true that Hatthaka of Ãlavĩ is endowed with seven marvelous qualities. What seven? He has faith, virtue, conscientiousness, fear of blame, learning, generosity, and wisdom. “Having spoken thus, the Lord rose from his seat and entered the dwelling. Then a monk went to where Hatthaka was and told him all that the Lord had said about him. And Hatthaka said to that monk. “I hope there were no laymen dressed in white present.”
“No, friend, there were none.”
After that monk returned from his alms-round, he went to the Lord and told him the conversation he had had with Hatthaka, and the Lord said: “Well done, monk, well done!” That classman is modest. He does not wish his good qualities to be known by others. So, consider it is true that Hatthaka of Ãlavĩ is endowed with this eight marvelous and wonderful quality, namely, modesty.