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Anguttara Nikāya
Navaka Nipāta

Sutta 8

Sajjhaparibbājaka Suttaṃ

The Wanderer Sajjha

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

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

Vulture Head Rock
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Once upon a time, Bhagava, Rājagaha revisiting,
Vulture's-head rock.

There then Sajjha the Wanderer approached Bhagava and drew near.

Having drawn near he exchanged greetings together with Bhagava.

Having exchanged greetings and shared friendly talk he took a seat to one side.

Seated to one side then,
Sajjha the Wanderer said this to The Lucky Man:

2. There was once, Bhante, a time
when the Lucky Man,
this very Rājagaha revisiting,
Vulture Head.

There, Bhante, I heard this from the mouth,
received this from the mouth of The Lucky Man:

'The beggar, Sajjha, who is arahant,
corruptions eliminated,
un-ocupied,
duty's doing done,
load laid down,
his own good gained,
yokes to living thoroughly broken,
highest answer-knowledge free,
cannot behave in these five manners of carring on:

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave with the purpose of cutting off breathing life.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to take by theft what is not given.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to engage in things related to copulation.[1]

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to knowingly tell a lie.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to store up
for the pleasure of enjoyment
in the same way as when earlier living in a house.'

I hope, bhante,
I well-heard,
well-grasped,
well-meditated on,
well set up what The Lucky Man said?

3. That you have, Sajjha! That you have!

Well-heard!

Well-grasped!

Well-meditated on!

Well set up!

Previously I have, and currently I say thus, Sajjha:

'The beggar who is arahant,
corruptions eliminated,
un-ocupied,
duty's doing done,
load laid down,
his own good gained,
yokes to living thoroughly broken,
highest answer-knowledge free,
cannot behave in these nine manners of carring on.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave with the purpose of cutting off breathing life.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to take by theft what is not given.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to engage in things related to copulation.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to knowingly tell a lie.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to store up
for the pleasure of enjoyment
in the same way as when earlier living in a house.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to act upon wishes.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to act stupidly.

A corruptions-eliminated beggar
cannot behave such as to act in fear.'

Previously I have, and currently I say thus, Sajjha.

The beggar who is arahant,
corruptions eliminated,
un-ocupied,
duty's doing done,
load laid down,
his own good gained,
yokes to living thoroughly broken,
highest answer-knowledge free,
cannot behave in these nine manners of carring on.

 


[1] See: [AN 7.48]

 


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