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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
XXVI: Abhiññā Vagga

Sutta 252

Pariyesana Sutta

Searches

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
For free distribution only.

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, these four are ignoble searches.|| ||

Which four?

There is the case where a person,
being subject himself to aging,
seeks [happiness in] what is subject to aging.

Being subject himself to illness,
he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to illness.

Being subject himself to death, he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to death.

Being subject himself to defilement,
he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to defilement.

These are four ignoble searches.

 

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"Now, these four are noble searches.
Which four?

There is the case where a person,
being subject himself to aging,
realizing the drawbacks of what is subject to aging,
seeks the unaging,
unsurpassed rest from the yoke:
Unbinding.

Being subject himself to illness,
realizing the drawbacks of what is subject to illness,
he seeks the unailing,
unsurpassed rest from the yoke:
Unbinding.

Being subject himself to death,
realizing the drawbacks of what is subject to death,
he seeks the undying,
unsurpassed rest from the yoke:
Unbinding.

Being subject himself to defilement,
realizing the drawbacks of what is subject to defilement,
he seeks the undefiled,
unsurpassed rest from the yoke:
Unbinding.

"These are four noble searches."

 


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