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Anguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta

Sutta 51

Not Made Explicit

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhavaga, Savatthi-town revisiting.

There a certain beggar drew near Bhagava.
Having drawn near he took a seat to one side.
Having taken a seat he said this to Bhagava:

Now how then, Bhante, does doubt not come to the well-read student of the Aristocrats regarding what is not made explicit?

[2][pts] It is as a result of view-eradication, beggar, that doubt regarding what is not made explicit does not come to the well-read student of the Aristocrats.

"The thathatgothat has an after-death"
— such, beggar, is view-gotten.

"The thathatgothat has no after-death"
— such, beggar, is view-gotten.

"The thathatgothat has and has no after-death"
— such, beggar, is view-gotten.

"The thathatgothat neither has nor has no after-death"
— such, beggar, is view-gotten.

The unread, common folk, beggar, do not apprehend view,
do not apprehend the arising of view,
do not apprehend the eradication of view,
do not apprehend the way that results in getting to the eradication of view.

Thus with such, view evolves.

Such are not thoroughly free of birth, aging and death,
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery, and
despair,
not thoroughly free from pain
Say I.

The well-read, student of the Aristocrats, beggar, apprehends view,
apprehends the arising of view,
apprehends the eradication of view
apprehends the way that results in getting to the eradication of view.

Thus with such, view desolves.

Such are thoroughly free of birth, aging and death,
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery, and
despair,
thoroughly free from pain
Say I.

Thus apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees:

"The thathatgothat has an after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat has and has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat neither has nor has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

So apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees things not made explicit as not made explicit.

So apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees
no being scared stiff,
no trembling,
no fainting,
no shaking,
no appearance of fear
concering the not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat has an after-death"
— such then, beggar, is thirst-gotten,
perception-gotten,
imagination-gotten,
illusion-gotten,
bound-up-gotten,
is but regret.

"The thathatgothat has no after-death"
— such then, beggar, is thirst-gotten,
perception-gotten,
imagination-gotten,
illusion-gotten,
bound-up-gotten,
is but regret.

"The thathatgothat has and has no after-death"
— such then, beggar, is thirst-gotten,
perception-gotten,
imagination-gotten,
illusion-gotten,
bound-up-gotten,
is but regret.

"The thathatgothat neither has nor has no after-death"
— such then, beggar, is thirst-gotten,
perception-gotten,
imagination-gotten,
illusion-gotten,
bound-up-gotten,
is but regret.

The unread, common folk, beggar, do not apprehend view,
do not apprehend the arising of view,
do not apprehend the eradication of view
do not apprehend the way that results in getting to the eradication of view.

Thus with such, view evolves.

Such are not thoroughly free of birth, aging and death,
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery, and
despair,
not thoroughly free from pain
Say I.

The well-read, student of the Aristocrats, beggar, apprehends view,
apprehends the arising of view,
apprehends the eradication of view
apprehends the way that results in getting to the eradication of view.

Thus with such, view desolves.

Such are thoroughly free of birth, aging and death,
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery, and
despair,
thoroughly free from pain
Say I.

Thus apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees:

"The thathatgothat has an after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat has and has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

"The thathatgothat neither has nor has no after-death"
— such is not made explicit.

So apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees things not made explicit as not made explicit.

So apprehending, beggar, the well-read student of the Aristocrats thus sees
no being scared stiff,
no trembling,
no fainting,
no shaking,
no appearance of fear
concering the not made explicit.

That then is how, beggar, doubt does not come to the well-read student of the Aristocrats regarding what is not made explicit.

 


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