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Anguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipata
III: Anuttariya-Vagga

Sutta 24

Himavanta Suttaṃ

Breaking up Mount Himalaya

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, The Lucky Man Sāvatthī Town revisiting, Anathapindika Park, Jeta Grove.

There then the Lucky Man addressed the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And "Bhante!" the beggars responded.

Bhagava said this to them:

2. Possessing six things, beggars,
a beggar could break up Mount Himalaya, king of mountains,
but who will say that of the corpus of blindness?

What six?

Here a begger will have skill at attaining serenity;

will have skill at establishing serenity;

will have skill at arising from serenity;

will have skill at the pastures of serenity;

will have skill at conducting himself in serenity.

Possessing these six things, beggars,
a beggar could break up Mount Himalaya, king of mountains,
but who will say that of the corpus of blindness?

 


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