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Beautiful Ananda!

The Buddha's friend and first disciple, Ananda, once remarked to his master that,

"Half the holy life, O master, is friendship with the beautiful, association with the beautiful, communion with the beautiful."

To this, the Buddha replied, "Say not so, Ananda, say not so. It is not half the holy life. It is the whole of the holy life."

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