Dhammapada Verse 325
Middhi yada hoti mahagghaso ca
punappunam gabbhamupeti mando.
Verse 325: The stupid one who is lazy, gluttonous, and drowsy, who just
wallows like a well-fed pig, is subject to repeated rebirths.
The Story of King Pasenadi of Kosala
While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (325) of
this book, with reference to King Pasenadi of Kosala.
One day, King Pasenadi of Kosala went to the monastery to pay homage to the
Buddha soon after having a heavy meal. The king was in the habit of taking one
quarter basketful (half a bushel of) cooked rice and meat curry. While he was in
the presence of the Buddha, the king felt so drowsy that he kept on nodding and
could hardly keep himself awake. Then he said to the Buddha, "Venerable
Sir! I have been in great discomfort since I have taken my meal." To him
the Buddha replied, "Yes, O king! Gluttons do suffer in this
Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:
|Verse 325: The stupid one who is lazy, gluttonous, and
drowsy, who just wallows like a well-fed pig, is subject to repeated
After hearing the discourse the king, having understood the message,
gradually lessened the amount of food he took. As a result, he became much more
active and alert and therefore also happy.