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Sanyutta Nikaya,
V: MahaVagga
51. Iddhipada Sanyutta

Sutta 5

Ranging the Paths of Power

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. Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, in past times,
successfully ranged over the paths of power,
all such did so developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, in future time,
will successfully range over the paths of power,
all such will do so developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, here now,
successfully range over the paths of power,
all such do so having developed and made a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Which 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.

4. Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, in past times,
successfully ranged over the paths of power,
all such did so developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, in future time,
will successfully range over the paths of power,
all such will do so developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars, here now,
successfully range over the paths of power,
all such do so having developed and made a big thing of
the four power-paths.


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