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Saŋyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga
14. Dhatu Saɱyutta

Sutta 13

Brick House

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time The Lucky Man, Ñātike revisiting,
Brick House.

There he addressed the beggars:

"Beggars!"

"Broke-tooth!" they responded.

The Lucky Man said this to them:

"Information, beggars, is the reason
perceptions arise,
views arise,
thoughts arise."

That said, Old Man Professor Kaccāyano said this to The Lucky Man:

"Whatever can be the view then, bhante,
what the reason,
that it appears to a not-consummately self-awakened one
that he is a consummately self-awakened one?"

"Vast is that information, Kaccāyana, that is, the un-seen information."

Backward information, Kaccāyano, is the reason for the appearance of
backward perception
backward views
backward thinking
a backward heart,
backward ambitions,
backward motives —

backward persons backward talk;
backward explanations,
disertations,
wisdom
revelations
analyses
laying out —

backward that which is the outcome
so I say.

Mediocre information, Kaccāyano, is the reason for the appearance of
mediocre perception
mediocre views
mediocre thinking
a mediocre heart,
mediocre ambitions,
mediocre motives —

mediocre persons mediocre talk;
mediocre explanations,
disertations,
wisdom
revelations
analyses
laying out —

mediocre that which is the outcome
so I say.

Advanced information, Kaccāyano, is the reason for the appearance of
advanced perception
advanced views
advanced thinking
an advanced heart,
advanced ambitions,
advanced motives —

advanced persons advanced talk;
advanced explanations,
disertations,
wisdom
revelations
analyses
laying out —

advanced that which is the outcome
so say I.


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