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Sanyutta Nikaya,
V: MahaVagga
51. Iddhipada Sanyutta

Sutta 3

Aristocratic

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting, Anathapindika's Jeta-forest park.

2. Four, me beggars,
are the onward-leading Aristocratic power-paths
which developed, made a big thing of,
lead on the practitioner thereof
to the consummate destruction of pain.

What four?

3. Here beggars, a beggar develops the power-path
that is wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

These then, beggars
are the four onward-leading Aristocratic power-paths
which developed, made a big thing of,
lead on the practitioner thereof
to the consummate destruction of pain.


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