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AN 6.52

When asked by Brahman Janussoni, Gotama explains the intentions, dreams, means, wants, and ultimate goals of the warrior, the brahman, the householder, the woman, the thief, and the Samana.

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Index to available translations: AN 6.52

This should be seen as a description of the general run of the class of person being described. The Buddha isn't saying that all persons of a type are bound always to conform to these descriptions. They are, however, the 'fate' or 'destiny' of the thoughtless or unaware individual entering these forms of being. The 'mould,' or 'form'. This is invaluable to know in order to break out of the mold.

This is a very difficult sutta to translate and I don't think anyone has really done it well. The table below is not so much a translation as an effort to get the idea across; to get the headings lined up with the details.

 

Noble Brahman Householder Woman Thief Samana
adhippaya
intent on
bhogadhippaya
wealth
bhogadhippaya
wealth
bhogadhippaya
wealth
purisadhippaya
a male
adanadhippaya
taking
khantisoraccadhippaya
gentle forbearance
upavicara
dream of
pannupavicara
wisdom
pannupavicara
wisdom
pannupavicara
wisdom
alamkarupavicara
adornment
gahanupavicara
a hide-out
pannupavicara
wisdom
adhitthana
by means of
baladhitthana
power
mantadhitthana
spells
sippadhitthana
a trade
puttadhitthana
sons
sathadhitthana
cunning
siladhitthana
ethical culture
abhinivesa
wanting
pathavibhinivesa
the whole world
yannabhinivesa
sacrificial feasts
kammantabhinivesa
work
asapattibhinivesa
to have no rival
andhakarabhinivesa
to be invisible
akincannabhinivesa
to own no things
pariyosana
ultimate goal of
issariyapariyosana
domination
brahmalokapariyosana
the Brahma World
nitthitakammantapariyosana
work's completion
issariyapariyosana
domination
adassanapariyosana
not being seen
nibbanapariyosana
Nibbana

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