#### Anguttaranikayo

Catukkanipato

XVII: Patipada Vagga

#### Sutta 161

#### Patipada Suttam

# (Modes of Practice) in Brief^{[ed1]}

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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[1][pts] "Monks, there are these four modes of practice.

Which four?

Painful practice with slow intuition,

painful practice with quick intuition,

pleasant practice with slow intuition,

and pleasant practice with quick intuition.

"These are the four modes of practice."

**References:**

See also: AN 4.163; AN 4.164; AN 4.165.

^{[ed1]} Bhk. Thanissaro did not actually translate this sutta. This was taken from the beginning of his translation of the next sutta [AN 4.162] where the beginning is identical to this sutta.