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Anguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta

Sutta 42

Satta-Samādhi-Parikkhāra Suttaṃ

Seven Prerequisites for Serenity

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][mnl] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, Bhagava, Sāvatthi-town revisiting.

Seven, beggars, are the prerequisites for serenity[1].

What seven?

2. High thesis,
high principles,
high speech,
high works,
high lifestyle,
high self-control,
high memory.

Whatever then, beggars,
is the unification of the heart by
this seven dimensional prerequisite
this is called, beggars:

"Aristocratic high serinity,
with set-up just so,
with prerequisite just so.

 


[1] Samādhiparikkhāra. Samādhi = serenity; parikkhāra = necessaries, not superfluous extras as is implied by the translation 'adornments.' A bhikkhu's bowl is a 'parikkhara,' 'requisite,'; not an adornment.

 


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