Sàdhu is a Pàëi word which means good, excellent or auspicious. Examples of the word's use are: `It is sàdhu to see noble ones' (D.I,88), `It is sàdhu to control the mind' (Dhp.35), `Even one who leads a sàdhu life will decline by consorting with a lazy person' (It.71). Sàdhu is also occasionally used in the Tipiñaka as an exclamation. To show his appreciation of something Sàriputta had said the Buddha responded: `Sàdhu, sàdhu Sàriputta!' (Vin.I,56). Today it is common for people in Buddhist countries to say sàdhu three times to express their happiness or approval of something related to the Dhamma.