This was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard: “Monks, brahmans & householders are very helpful to you, as they provide you with the requisites of robes, alms food, lodgings, & medical requisites for the sick. And you, monks, are very helpful to brahmans & householders, as you teach them the Dhamma admirable in the beginning, admirable in the middle, admirable in the end; as you expound the holy life both in its particulars & in its essence, entirely complete, surpassingly pure. In this way the holy life is lived in mutual dependence, for the purpose of crossing over the flood, for making a right end to stress.”
Householders & the homeless
in mutual dependence
both reach the true Dhamma:
the unsurpassed safety from bondage.
From householders, the homeless
receive requisites: robes, lodgings,
protection from inclemencies.
While in dependence on those well-gone,
have conviction in Arahants
of noble discernment,
absorbed in jhāna.
Having practiced the Dhamma here–
the path leading to good destinations–
delighting in the deva world,
enjoying sensual pleasures.