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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāto
II. Rathakāra Vagga

Sutta 19

Paṭhama Pāpaṇika Suttaṃ

The First on a Shopkeeper

Translated from the Pali by
Sister Upalavana

 


 

[1.1][pts][bodh] I heard thus.

Bhikkhus, on account of three things it is not possible that the shopkeeper could gain wealth not yet gained or increase the wealth already gained.

What three?

At the beginning the shopkeeper does not plan his business carefully.

As he progresses the shopkeeper does not plan his business carefully.

Even at a later date, the shopkeeper does not plan his business carefully.

Bhikkhus, on account of these three things it is not possible that the shopkeeper could gain wealth not yet gained or increase the wealth already gained.

Bhikkhus, in the same manner, on account of three things it is not possible that the bhikkhu could arouse meritorious thoughts not yet arisen or increase meritorious thoughts already arisen.

What three?

At the beginning the bhikkhu does not plan his sign for concentration carefully.

As he progresses the bhikkhu does not plan his sign for concentration carefully.

Even at a later date, the bhikkhu does not plan his sign for concentration carefully.

Bhikkhus, on account of these three things it is not possible that the bhikkhu could arouse meritorious thoughts not yet arisen or increase meritorious thoughts already arisen.

Bhikkhus, on account of three things it is possible that the shopkeeper could gain wealth not yet gained or increase the wealth already gained.

What three?

At the beginning the shopkeeper plans his business carefully.

As he progresses the shopkeeper plans his business carefully.

Even at a later date, the shopkeeper plans his business carefully.

Bhikkhus, on account of these three things it is possible that the shopkeeper could gain wealth not yet gained or increase the wealth already gained.

Bhikkhus, in the same manner, on account of three things it is possible that the bhikkhu could arouse meritorious thoughts not yet arisen or increase meritorious thoughts already arisen.

What three?

At the beginning the bhikkhu plans his sign for concentration carefully.

As he progresses the bhikkhu plans his sign for concentration carefully.

Even at a later date, the bhikkhu plans his sign for concentration carefully.

Bhikkhus, on account of these three things it is possible that the bhikkhu could arouse meritorious thoughts not yet arisen or increase meritorious thoughts already arisen.


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