Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara Nikāya
IX. Navaka Nipāta
II. Sīhanāda Vagga

Sutta 16

Saññā Suttaɱ

Perceptions

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][than][pts][upal] I HEAR TELL:

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

There, to the beggars gathered round,
he said this:

"There are these nine perceptions, beggars,
which, made a big thing of,
have great fruit
are of great advantage;
lead on to the deathless,
culminate in the deathless.

What nine?

2. Perception of the ugly,
perception of death,
perception of the revolting nature of food,
perception of non-indulgence in all worlds,
perception of change,
perception of pain in change,
perception of not-self in the painful,
perception of letting go,
perception of dispassion.

These are those nine perceptions, beggars,
which, made a big thing of,
have great fruit
are of great advantage;
lead on to the deathless,
culminate in the deathless."

 


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