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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Dasaka-Nipāta
X: Upāsaka-Vagga

Sutta 92

Vera (Bhaya) Sutta

Animosity

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

 


 

[1][pts] Then Anathapindika the householder went to the Blessed One and,
on arrival, having bowed down to the Blessed One,
sat to one side.
As he was siting there,
the Blessed One said to him:

"When, for a disciple of the noble ones,
five forms of fear and animosity are stilled;
when he is endowed with the four factors of stream entry;
and when, through discernment,
he has rightly seen and
rightly ferreted out
the noble method,
then if he wants
he may state about himself:
'Hell is ended;
animal wombs are ended;
the state of the hungry shades is ended;
states of deprivation,
destitution,
the bad bourns
are ended!

I am a stream-winner,
steadfast,
never again destined for states of woe,
headed for self-awakening!'

"Now, which five forms of fear and animosity are stilled?

"When a person takes life,
then with the taking of life as a requisite condition,
he produces fear and animosity in the here and now,
produces fear and animosity in future lives,
experiences mental concomitants of pain and despair;
but when he refrains from taking life,
he neither produces fear and animosity in the here and
now nor does he produce fear and animosity in future lives,
nor does he experience mental concomitants of pain and despair:
for one who refrains from taking life,
that fear and animosity is thus stilled.

"When a person steals...
engages in illicit sex...
tells lies...

"When a person drinks distilled and fermented drinks
that cause heedlessness,
then with the drinking of distilled and fermented drinks
that cause heedlessness
as a requisite condition,
he produces fear and animosity in the here and now,
produces fear and animosity in future lives,
experiences mental concomitants of pain and despair;
but when he refrains from drinking distilled and fermented drinks
that cause heedlessness,
he neither produces fear and animosity in the here and
now nor does he produce fear and animosity
in future lives,
nor does he experience mental concomitants of pain and despair:
for one who refrains from drinking distilled and fermented drinks
that cause heedlessness,
that fear and animosity is thus stilled.

"These are the five forms of fear and animosity that are stilled.

"And which are the four factors of stream entry
with which he is endowed?

"There is the case
where the disciple of the noble ones
is endowed with unwavering faith in the Awakened One:
'Indeed, the Blessed One is worthy
and rightly self-awakened,
consummate in knowledge and conduct,
well-gone,
an expert with regard to the world,
unexcelled as a trainer
for those people fit to be tamed,
the Teacher of divine and human beings,
awakened, blessed.'

"He is endowed with unwavering faith in the Dhamma:
'The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
to be seen here and now,
timeless,
inviting verification,
pertinent,
to be realized by the wise for themselves.'

"He is endowed with unwavering faith in the Sangha:
'The Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples who have practiced well...
who have practiced straight-forwardly...
who have practiced methodically...
who have practiced masterfully
— in other words,
the four pairs,
the eight individuals[1]
— they are the Sangha of the Blessed One's disciples:
worthy of gifts,
worthy of hospitality,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of respect,
the incomparable field of merit for the world.'

"He is endowed with virtues
that are appealing to the noble ones:
untorn,
unbroken,
unspotted,
unsplattered,
liberating,
praised by the wise,
untarnished,
leading to concentration.

"These are the four factors of stream entry
with which he is endowed.

"And which is the noble method
that he has rightly seen
and rightly ferreted out through discernment?

"There is the case
where a disciple of the noble ones notices:|| ||

When this is,
that is.
From the arising of this
comes the arising of that.|| ||

When this isn't,
that isn't.
From the cessation of this
comes the cessation of that.

"In other words:
From ignorance as a requisite condition
come fabrications.
From fabrications as a requisite condition
comes consciousness.
From consciousness as a requisite condition
comes name-and-form.
From name-and-form as a requisite condition
come the six sense media.
From the six sense media as a requisite condition
comes contact.
From contact as a requisite condition
comes feeling.
From feeling as a requisite condition
comes craving.
From craving as a requisite condition
comes clinging/sustenance.
From clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition
comes becoming.
From becoming as a requisite condition
comes birth.
From birth as a requisite condition,
then aging and death,
sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, and despair
come into play.

Such is the origination
of this entire mass of stress and suffering.

"Now from the remainderless fading and cessation
of that very ignorance
comes the cessation of fabrications.
From the cessation of fabrications
comes the cessation of consciousness.
From the cessation of consciousness
comes the cessation of name-and-form.
From the cessation of name-and-form
comes the cessation of the six sense media.
From the cessation of the six sense media
comes the cessation of contact.
From the cessation of contact
comes the cessation of feeling.
From the cessation of feeling
comes the cessation of craving.
From the cessation of craving
comes the cessation of clinging/sustenance.
From the cessation of clinging/sustenance
comes the cessation of becoming.
From the cessation of becoming
comes the cessation of birth.
From the cessation of birth,
then aging and death,
sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, and despair
all cease.

Such is the cessation
of this entire mass of stress and suffering.

"This is the noble method that he has rightly seen
and rightly ferreted out through discernment.

"When, for a disciple of the noble ones,
these five forms of fear and animosity are stilled;
when he is endowed with these four factors of stream entry;
and when, through discernment,
he has rightly seen and rightly ferreted out
this noble method,
then if he wants
he may state about himself:
'Hell is ended;
animal wombs are ended;
the state of the hungry shades is ended;
states of deprivation,
destitution,
the bad bourns are ended!
I am a stream-winner,
steadfast,
never again destined for states of woe,
headed for self-awakening!'"

 


[1] The four pairs are (1) the person on the path to stream-entry, the person experiencing the fruit of stream-entry; (2) the person on the path to once-returning, the person experiencing the fruit of once-returning; (3) the person on the path to non-returning, the person experiencing the fruit of non-returning; (4) the person on the path to arahantship, the person experiencing the fruit of arahantship. The eight individuals are the eight types forming these four pairs.

 


 

References:

See also: AN 5.179


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