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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tikanipāta
XVI. Acelaka Vagga

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

The Book of the Threes

Chapter XVI: Unclothed

Sutta 163

Rāga Peyyālaṃ

Lust Repetition Series

Translated from the Pali by
Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] For higher knowledge of lust, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.[1]

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of lust;
for lust's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[2][pts][bodh] For higher knowledge of hate, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of hate;
for hate's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[3] For higher knowledge of stupidity, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of stupidity;
for stupidity's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[4] For higher knowledge of anger, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of anger;
for anger's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[5] For higher knowledge of grudge-bearing, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of grudge-bearing;
for grudge-bearing's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[6] For higher knowledge of deception, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of deception
for deception's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[7] For higher knowledge of ruthlessness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of ruthlessness;
for ruthlessness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[8] For higher knowledge of irritation, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of irritation;
for irritation's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[9] For higher knowledge of selfishness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of selfishness;
for selfishness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[10] For higher knowledge of illusion, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of illusion;
for illusion's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[11] For higher knowledge of treachery, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of treachery;
for treachery's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[12] For higher knowledge of stubbornness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of stubbornness;
for stubbornness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[13] For higher knowledge of quarrellousness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of quarrellousness;
for quarrellousness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[14] For higher knowledge of madness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of madness;
for madness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[15] For higher knowledge of conceit, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of conceit;
for conceit's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[16] For higher knowledge of intoxication, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of intoxication;
for intoxication's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


 

[17] For higher knowledge of carelessness, beggars, three things must become.

What three?

Empty high-getting
signlessness high-getting
purposelessness high-getting.

For comprehensive knowledge,
utter destruction,
letting go, and
waining of carelessness;
for carelessness's putting down,
eradication,
disposal and
rejection,
these three things must become.

 


[1] Suññato samādhi, animitto samādhi, appaṇihito samādhi. Getting High (focused, on top of things) empty of lust, hate and blindness; getting high without leaving signs of lust, hate and blindness; getting high without ambition to accomplish anything at all in the world.


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