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Anguttara-Nikaya
Pancaka-Nipata
26. Upasampada Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter XXVI: Acceptance

Suttas 264-271

Translated by E. M. Hare

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Suttas 264

Apara-Pathamajjhana Suttam

Another[ed1] on Musing (first)

[264.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the first musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the first musing."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the first musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the first musing."

 


 

Suttas 265

Apara-Dutiyajjhana Suttam

Another on Musing (second)

[265.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the second musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the second musing."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the second musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the second musing."

 


 

Suttas 266

Apara-Tatiyajjhana Suttam

Another on Musing (third)

[266.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the third musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the third musing."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the third musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the third musing."

 


 

Suttas 267

Apara-Catutthajjhana Suttam

Another on Musing (fourth)

[267.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the fourth musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot enter and abide in the fourth musing."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the fourth musing.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can enter and abide in the fourth musing."

 


 

Suttas 268

Apara-Sotapattiphalam Suttam

Another Untitled (The Fruit of Streamwinning)

[268.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Streamwinning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Streamwinning."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Streamwinning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Streamwinning."

 


 

Suttas 269

Apara-Sakadagamiphalam Suttam

Another Untitled (The Fruit of Once-returning)

[269.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Once-returning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Once-returning."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Once-returning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Once-returning."

 


 

Suttas 270

Apara-Anagamiphalam Suttam

Another Untitled (The Fruit of Non-returning)

[270.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Non-returning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize the fruit of Non-returning."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Non-returning.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize the fruit of Non-returning."

 


 

Suttas 271

Apara-Arahattam Suttam

Another Untitled (Arahantship)

[271.1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Savatthi;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize Arahantship.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandon not these five things,
one cannot realize Arahantship."

 


 

'Monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize Arahantship.

What five?

Stinginess as to one's lodging,
stinginess as to family,
stinginess as to gains,
stinginess as to fame,
ingratitude and benefits forgot.

Verily, monks, if one abandons these five things,
one can realize Arahantship."

 


[ed1] See II 256-263.


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