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Saṃyutta Nikāya:
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
37: Mātugāma Saɱyutta

Sutta 29

Aŋga Suttaṃ

Dimension

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts]Thus have I heard:

The Lucky Man once addressed the beggars gathered round, saying:

"Beggars!"

"Bhante!" responded those beggars
and the Lucky Man then said:

"Five, beggars, are the powers of women.

What five?

The power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct.

 


 

Imagine, beggars, a woman having
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
but not of the power of beauty.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed
of the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
and of the power of beauty
then she is complete through that dimension.

Imagine, beggars, a woman having
the power of beauty,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
but not of the power of wealth.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed
of the power of beauty,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
and of the power of wealth
then she is complete through that dimension.

Imagine, beggars, a woman having
the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
but not of the power of relatives.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed
of the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of sons,
the power of ethical conduct,
and of the power of relatives
then she is complete through that dimension.

Imagine, beggars, a woman having
the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of ethical conduct,
but not of the power of sons.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed
of the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of ethical conduct,
and of the power of sons
then she is complete through that dimension.

Imagine, beggars, a woman having
the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
but not of the power of ethical conduct.

Thus she is incomplete because of this dimension,

But suppose her possessed
of the power of beauty,
the power of wealth,
the power of relatives,
the power of sons,
and of the power of ethical conduct
then she is complete through that dimension.

Such, beggars, are the powers of women


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