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Anguttara Nikaya:
Dukanipata

XI. Āsā Vaggo

Suttas 117-128

Desires

Translated from the Pali By Michael Olds

 


 

Sutta 117

[117][pts] Two me beggars are desires.
What two?

For gain
and for life.

These beggars are the two desires.

 

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Sutta 118

[118][pts][ati] Two me beggars are men
hard to find in the world.
What two?

One who volunteers
and one who is grateful and appreciative.

These, beggars, are the two men
hard to find in the world.

 

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Sutta 119

[119][pts] Two me beggars are men
hard to find in the world.
What two?

One who is content
and one who is satisfied.

These, beggars, are the two men
hard to find in the world.

 

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Sutta 120

[120][pts] Two me beggars are men
who are hard to satisfy.
What two?

One who hoards gain upon gain
and one who dissapates gain after gain.

These two, beggars, are the two men
who are hard to satisfy.

 

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Sutta 121

[121][pts] Two me beggars are men who are easy to satisfy.
What two?

One who does not hoard gain upon gain
and one who does not dissapate gain after gain.

These two, beggars, are the two men who are easily satisfied.

 

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Sutta 122

[122][pts] Two me beggars give rise to lust.
What two?

Pleasing features
and lack of studious examinination.

These, beggars, are the two
that give rise to lust.

 

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Sutta 123

[123][pts] Two me beggars give rise to anger.
What two?

Disgusting features
and lack of studious examination.

These, beggars, are the two
that give rise to anger.

 

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Sutta 124

[124][ati][pts] Two me beggars give rise to contrary views.
What two?

The utterance of another[1]
and lack of studious examination.

These, beggars, are the two
that give rise to contrary views.

 

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Sutta 125

[125][pts][ati] Two me beggars give rise to high views.
What two?

The utterance of another
and studious examination.

These, beggars, are the two that give rise to high views.

 

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Sutta 126

[126][pts] Two, me beggars, are breaches.
What two?

[88] The slight breach
and the significant breach.

These, beggars, are the two breaches.

 

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Sutta 127

[127][pts] Two, me beggars, are breaches.
What two?

The corrupt breach
and the uncorrupt breach.

These, beggars, are the two breaches

 

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Sutta 128

[128][pts] Two, me beggars, are breaches.
What two?

The complete breach
and the incomplete breach.

These, beggars, are the two breaches

 


[1] Woodward has the voice coming from another world, but even here in this world we see high and low views being propagated by voices other than our own. For low views we do not need to look farther than our politicians; for high views we need to find someone educated in the Dhamma.

 


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