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Anguttara Nikaya
Tikanipata

Sutta 77 [DTO 78]

Bhāva Suttaɱ

Becoming (2)

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
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[1][pts][olds] Then Ven. Ānanda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, bowed down to him and sat to one side.

As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One:

"Lord, this word, 'becoming, becoming' — to what extent is there becoming?"

"Ānanda, if there were no kamma ripening in the sensuality-property,
would sensuality-becoming be discerned?"

"No, lord."

"Thus kamma is the field,
consciousness the seed,
and craving the moisture.

The intention and aspiration of living beings
hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving
is established in/tuned to a lower property.

Thus there is the production of renewed becoming in the future.

"If there were no kamma ripening in the form-property,
would form-becoming be discerned?"

"No, lord."

"Thus kamma is the field,
consciousness the seed,
and craving the moisture.

The intention and aspiration of living beings
hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving
is established in/tuned to a middling property.

Thus there is the production of renewed becoming in the future.

"If there were no kamma ripening in the formless-property,
would formless-becoming be discerned?"

"No, lord."

"Thus kamma is the field,
consciousness the seed,
and craving the moisture.

The intention and aspiration of living beings
hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving
is established in/tuned to a lower property.

Thus there is the production of renewed becoming in the future.

This is how there is becoming."

 


 

Of Related Interest:

MN 60;
AN 1:329

 


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