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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
51. Iddhipāda Saŋyutta

Sutta 18

Bhikkhu Suttaṃ

Beggar

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

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

2. It is because of cultivating and making a big thing
of the four power-paths, beggars, that a beggar,
through his own higher knowledge experiences
the destruction of the corrupting influences,
and without corrupting influences,
in this seen thing,
enters into and lives
in freedom of heart,
freedom of wisdom.

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.

4. It is because of cultivating and making a big thing
of these four power-paths, beggars, that a beggar,
through his own higher knowledge experiences
the destruction of the corrupting influences,
and without corrupting influences,
in this seen thing,
enters into and lives
in freedom of heart,
freedom of wisdom.

 


[1] No nidana, no indication that it is Gotama that is speaking.


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