Anguttara Nikaya


[Site Map]  [Home]  [Sutta Indexes]  [Glossology]  [Site Sub-Sections]

The Pali is transliterated as IAST Unicode (āīūṃṅñṭḍṇḷ). Alternatives:
[ ASCII (aiumnntdnl) | Mobile (āīūŋńñţđņļ) | Velthuis (aaiiuu.m'n~n.t.d.n.l) ]

 

Anguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
16. Saddhamma Vaggo

Sutta 159

Udayi Sutta

About Udayin

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

 


 

[1][pts] I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Kosambi, in Ghosita's Park.

Now at that time Ven. Udayin was sitting surrounded by a large assembly of householders, teaching the Dhamma.

Ven. Ananda saw Ven. Udayin sitting surrounded by a large assembly of householders, teaching the Dhamma, and on seeing him went to the Blessed One.
On arrival, he bowed down to the Blessed One and sat to one side.
As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One:

"Ven. Udayin, lord, is sitting surrounded by a large assembly of householders, teaching the Dhamma."

"It's not easy to teach the Dhamma to others, Ananda.
The Dhamma should be taught to others
only when five qualities are established
within the person teaching.
Which five?

"The Dhamma should be taught with the thought,
'I will speak step-by-step.'

"The Dhamma should be taught with the thought,
'I will speak explaining the sequence [of cause and effect].'

"The Dhamma should be taught with the thought,
'I will speak out of compassion.'

"The Dhamma should be taught with the thought,
'I will speak not for the purpose
of material reward.'

"The Dhamma should be taught with the thought,
'I will speak without disparaging myself or others.'

"It's not easy to teach the Dhamma to others, Ananda.
The Dhamma should be taught to others
only when these five qualities are established within the person teaching."

 


 

See also:
Sn IV.8;
AN III.72;
DN 16 (the Buddha's answer to Subhadda's question).

 


Contact:
E-mail
Copyright Statement   Webmaster's Page