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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
51. Iddhipāda Saŋyutta

Sutta 9

Knowledge

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting, Anathapindika's Jeta-forest park.

2. Four, me beggars, are power paths.

What four?

3. Here beggars, a beggar develops the power-path
that is wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,

develops the power-path
that is investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

These then, beggars, are the four power paths.

3. It is thru having developed and made a big thing of these four power paths, beggars, that the Tathagata has come to be known as 'Worthy, the Number-one-self-awakened-one.'

4. At the thought, beggars, 'This is the power-path that is wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then later at this thought: 'This wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path must be made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then further, at the thought, 'This wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path has been made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

5. At the thought, beggars, 'This is the power-path that is energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then later at this thought: 'This energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path must be made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then further, at the thought, 'This energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path has been made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

6. At the thought, beggars, 'This is the power-path that is heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then later at this thought: 'This heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path must be made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then further, at the thought, 'This heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path has been made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

7. At the thought, beggars, 'This is the power-path that is investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then later at this thought: 'This investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path must be made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.

Then further, at the thought, 'This investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making power-path has been made to be,'
of previously unheard things sight arose.

Knowledge arose.

Vision arose.

Light arose.


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