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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāto
III. Puggala Vagga

Sutta 22

Gilāna Suttaṃ

Sick Persons

Translated from the Pali by
Sister Upalavana

 


 

[1][pts][bodh][than] I heard thus.

At one time the Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's grove in Sāvatthi.

Bhikkhus, these three sick persons are evident in the world.

What three?

A certain sick person, whether he gains or does not gain suitable food, medicine and a suitable attendant, he does not recover from that illness.

The second sick person, whether he gains or does not gain suitable food, medicine and a suitable attendant, he recovers from that illness.

The third sick person gains not that he does not gain, suitable food, medicine and a suitable attendant and he recovers from that illness.

Bhikkhus, on account of this sick person, who gains not that he does not gain, suitable food, medicine and a suitable attendant and recovers from that illness, I grant the supplication of suitable food, medicine and a suitable attendant for the sick.

Bhikkhus, on account of this sick person other sick persons should be attended to.

These three sick persons are evident in the world.

Bhikkhus, in the same manner there are three persons in the world comparable to these three sick persons.

Which three?

Bhikkhus, a certain person whether he gains sight of the Thus Gone One or does not gain sight of the Thus Gone One, whether he hears the Teaching and Discipline of the Thus Gone One or does not hear it, he does not enter the right path to become proficient in meritorious thoughts.

Bhikkhus, the second person whether he gains sight of the Thus Gone One or does not gain sight of the Thus Gone One, whether he hears the Teaching and Discipline of the Thus Gone One or does not hear it, he enters the right path to become proficient in meritorious thoughts.

Bhikkhus, the third person gains sight of the Thus Gone One, not that he does not gain sight of the Thus Gone One.

Hears the Teaching and Discipline of the Thus Gone One, not that he does not hear it, and enters the right path to become proficient in meritorious thoughts.

Bhikkhus, it is on account of this person, who gains sight of the Thus Gone One, not that he does not gain sight of the Thus Gone One, hears the Teaching and Discipline of the Thus Gone One, not that he does not hear it, and enters the right path to become proficient in meritorious thoughts, that I grant the Teaching should be given.

Bhikkhus on account of this person, others also should be taught.

These three persons are evident in the world.


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