#### Samyutta Nikaya:

IV. Salayatana Vagga

37: Matugama Samyutta

#### Sutta 29

#### Anga Suttam

# Dimension

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

The Lucky Man once addressed the beggars gathered round, saying:

"Beggars!"

"Bhante!" responded those beggars

and the Lucky Man then said:

"Five, beggars, are the powers of women.

What five?

The power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct.

Imagine, beggars, a woman having

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

but not of the power of beauty.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed

of the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

and of the power of beauty

then she is complete through that dimension.

■

Imagine, beggars, a woman having

the power of beauty,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

but not of the power of wealth.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed

of the power of beauty,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

and of the power of wealth

then she is complete through that dimension.

■

Imagine, beggars, a woman having

the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

but not of the power of relatives.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed

of the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of sons,

the power of ethical conduct,

and of the power of relatives

then she is complete through that dimension.

■

Imagine, beggars, a woman having

the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of ethical conduct,

but not of the power of sons.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed

of the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of ethical conduct,

and of the power of sons

then she is complete through that dimension.

■

Imagine, beggars, a woman having

the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

but not of the power of ethical conduct.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed

of the power of beauty,

the power of wealth,

the power of relatives,

the power of sons,

and of the power of ethical conduct

then she is complete through that dimension.

Such, beggars, are the powers of women