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Saɱyutta Nikāya
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
37. Matugama Saɱyutta

Sutta 34

Vaddha Sutta

Growth

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

 


 

[1][pts] "A female disciple of the noble ones who grows in terms of these five types of growth grows in the noble growth. She grasps hold of what is essential and what is excellent in the body.

Which five?

"She grows in terms of conviction.

"She grows in terms of virtue.

"She grows in terms of learning.

"She grows in terms of generosity.

"She grows in terms of discernment.

"Growing in terms of these five types of growth, the female disciple of the noble ones grows in the noble growth. She grasps hold of what is essential and what is excellent in the body."

She grows in conviction and virtue,
discernment, generosity, and learning:
A virtuous female lay disciple
   such as this
takes hold of the essence
right here within herself.

 


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