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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
I. Ekanipāta

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

Part I
The Book of the Ones

Suttas 495-584

Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.

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[495][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[496][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[497][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[498][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[499][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[500][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[501][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[502][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[503][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[504][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with the first musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[505][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[506][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[507][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[508][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[509][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[510][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[511][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[512][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[513][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[514][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with the second musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[515][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[516][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[517][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[518][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[519][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[520][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[521][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[522][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[523][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[524][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with the third musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[525][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[526][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[527][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[528][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[529][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[530][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[531][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[532][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[533][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[534][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with the fourth musing
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[535][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[536][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[537][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[538][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[539][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[540][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[541][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[542][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[543][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[544][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with goodwill
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[545][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[546][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[547][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[548][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[549][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[550][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[551][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[552][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[553][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[554][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with compassion
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[555][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[556][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[557][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[558][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[559][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[560][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[561][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[562][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[563][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[564][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with selfless love
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[565][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[566][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[567][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[568][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[569][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[570][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[571][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[572][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[573][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[574][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
together with equanimity
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[575][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of faith
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[576][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of energy
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[577][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of mindfulness
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[578][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of concentration
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[579][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the faculty of insight
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[580][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of faith
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[581][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of energy
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[582][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of mindfulness
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[583][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of concentration
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?

[584][olds] Monks, if, even for the lasting of a finger-snap
a monk practise the power of insight
such an one may be called a monk.
Not empty of result is his musing;
he abides doing the Master's bidding;
he is one who takes advice,
and he eats the country's alms-food
to some purpose.
What could I not say
of one who makes much
of such a thing?


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