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Anguttara Nikaya
Sattakanipata

Sutta 80

Satthusasana Sutta

To Upali (The Teacher's Instruction)

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] Then Ven. Upali went to the Blessed One and,
on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side.

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

"It would be good, lord,
if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief
such that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One,
I might dwell alone,
secluded,
heedful,
ardent, and
resolute."

"Upali, the qualities of which you may know,
'These qualities do not lead to utter disenchantment,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to calm,
to direct knowledge,
to self-awakening,
nor to Unbinding':
You may definitely hold,
'This is not the Dhamma,
this is not the Vinaya,
this is not the Teacher's instruction.'

"As for the qualities of which you may know,
'These qualities lead to utter disenchantment,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to calm,
to direct knowledge,
to self-awakening,
to Unbinding':
You may definitely hold,
'This is the Dhamma,
this is the Vinaya,
this is the Teacher's instruction.'"

 


 

References:

See also:
AN 7.53;
SN 5.56.11;
MN 72

 


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