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Samyutta Nikaya
II. Nidana Vagga
XII. Nidana Sanyutta
II. Ahara Vagga

Sutta 16

Dhammakathiko Suttam

Dhamma Teacher

Adapted from Mrs. C.A.F. Rhys Davdis translation by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time the Lucky Man Savatthi-town revisiting.

There then, a certain bhikkhu approached the Lucky Man,
gave salutation,
and took a seat to one side.

So seated he said this to the Lucky Man:: -

"'Dhamma-teacher, Dhamma-teacher' they say, bhante.

To what extent, bhante, could one be called a 'Dhamma-teacher?'"

If, beggar, a beggar, teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
aging and death,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If, beggar, a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
aging and death,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If, beggar, a beggar through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
aging and death,
sets on foot freedom
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

 


 

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
birth,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
existence,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
yielding,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
thirst,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
experience,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
contact,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
the realm of the senses,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
named-shapes,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
consciousness,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
own-making,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a brother teaches a dhamma
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
blindness,
he is fit to be called
'Dhamma-teaching Bhikkhu'.

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
birth,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
existence,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
yielding,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
thirst,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
experience,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
contact,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
the realm of the senses,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
named-shapes,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
consciousness,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
own-making,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a beggar has walked the path
of disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
blindness,
he is fit to be called
'a bhikkhu that lives the Dhamma in the Dhamma.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
birth,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
existence,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
yielding,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
thirst,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
experience,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
contact,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
the realm of the senses,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
named-shapes,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
consciousness,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
own-making,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'

If a brother through disgust with,
dispassion for,
ending of
blindness,
he is fit to be called
'a this-seen-thing-Nibbana-holder.'"

 


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