born from the beloved

Piyajātika Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 87 of 152

Translated by: I B Horner
Read by: Roland Kitchen


A rare glimpse into the marital life of King Pasenadi, and how he is led to the Dhamma by his Queen, the incomparable Mallikā. She confirms the Buddha’s teaching that our loved ones bring us sorrow; but that’s not something a husband, father, and king wants to hear.