Anguttara Nikaya


Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tikanipāta
V. Cūḷa Vagga

Sutta 44

Kathāpavatti Suttaṃ

Standing for Profitable Talk

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

Translator's Introduction

Please revisit my translation of the previous sutta [AN 3. 43] and Introducion. The conditions in both suttas are identical in the Pali and the translations should be able to fit into both.

obo
Los Altos,
Sunday, January 26, 2014 8:00 AM

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] I hear tell:

Once upon a time the Lucky Man, Sāvatthī-town residing.

It was there, then, that one time he said this to the beggars gathered round:

Beggars!

and 'Bhante!' the beggars responded.

and Bhagava said this:

Three, beggars, stand for profitable talk:

What three?

That he who gives the dissertation on Dhamma
has the experience of the objective himself and
the experience of Dhamma himself.

That he who hears the Dhamma
has the experience of the objective himself and
the experience of the Dhamma himself.

That both the one who gives the dissertation on Dhamma
and the one who hears the Dhamma
have the experience of the objective for themselves and
the experience of the Dhamma for themselves.

These are the three, beggars,
that stand for profitable talk.


 

References:

AN 3.43-Woodward
AN 3.44-Woodward
AN 2.40-Woodward
AN 3.43, n403; 44; AN 2.40 Bodhi, The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.

 


Contact:
E-mail
Copyright Statement   Webmaster's Page