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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
X: Asura Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours Chapter X: Asuras

Sutta 94

Tatiya Samādhi Suttaṃ

Concentration (c)

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

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[1][than][Olds] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, these four persons are found existing in the world.

What four?

Herein, monks, a certain person
is one who gains mental calm of the self,
but does not gain the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

[102] Herein again, monks, a certain person
is one who gains the higher wisdom
of insight into things
but does not gain mental calm of the self.

Herein again, monks, a certain person
is one who gains neither mental calm of the self,
nor the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

Yet again a certain person
is one who gains mental calm of the self,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

These four persons are found existing in the world.'

 


 

Now, monks, this person
who has gained mental calm in himself,
but not the higher wisdom
of insight into things,
might approach one who has the higher wisdom
of insight into thing
snd address him thus:

"Pray, your reverence,
how are the activities to be regarded?

How are the activities to be understood?

How are the activities to be seen into?"

Then the other expounds to him
according as he himself
has seen and known:

"Thus and thus, your reverence,
should the activities be regarded,
thus should the activities be understood,
thus should the activities be seen into."

Then at some later time
he is one who has gained
mental calm of the self,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

 


 

Now, monks, this person
who has gained the higher wisdom
of insight into things,
but not mental calm in himself,
might approach one who has mental calm in himself,
and address him thus:

"Pray, your reverence,
how should the mind be steadied?

How should the mind
be made to settle down?

How should the mind
be made one-pointed?

How should the mind
be concentrated?"

Then that other expounds to him
according as he himself has seen and known:

"Thus and thus, your reverence,
should the mind be steadied,
thus should the mind be made to settle down,
thus should the mind be made one-pointed,
thus should the mind be concentrated."

Then at some later time
he is one who has gained
mental calm of the self,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

 


 

Then, monks, he who has gained
neither mental calm of the self,
nor the higher wisdom
of insight into things
might approach one who has
both mental calm of the self,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into thing
and address him thus:

"Pray, your reverence, how should the mind
be made to settle down?

How should the mind
be made one-pointed?

How should the mind
be concentrated?"

"How are the activities to be regarded?

How are the activities to be understood?

How are the activities to be seen into?"

Then that other expounds to him
according as he himself has seen and known:

"Thus and thus, your reverence,
should the mind be steadied,
thus should the mind be made to settle down,
thus should the mind be made one-pointed,
thus should the mind be concentrated."

"Thus and thus, your reverence,
should the activities be regarded,
thus should the activities be understood,
thus should the activities be seen into."

Then at some later time
he is one who has gained
mental calm of the self,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into things.

 


 

[104] Then, monks, this person who has gained both
mental calm in himself,
and the higher wisdom
of insight into things
should make an effort to establish just those profitable states
and further to destroy the āsavas.


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