This is a story of two monks who were friends. The story corresponds to verses 19 & 20 of Dhammapada, from the Chapter on Pairs (Yamakavagga).

This story, along with some other stories related to Dhammapada verses, can be read in the following book :

Another translation of this story along with Audio is available at

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