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Aŋguttaranikāyo
Catukkanipāto
XIII: Bhaya Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
XIII: Fears

Sutta 128

Tathāgata Acchariya Suttaɱ

Marvels (b)

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

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[1] 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, on the manifestation of a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One,
four wonderful, marvellous things
are manifested.

What four?

Monks, folk take pleasure in the habitual,[1]
delight in the habitual,
are excited thereby.

But when Dhamma contrary to such
is taught by a Tathāgata,
folk are ready to hear it,
they lend an ear,
they apply their minds thereto.

This is the firñt wonderful, marvellous thing
manifested when a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One
is manifested.

Monks, folk take pleasure in pride,
delight in pride,
are excited by pride.

But when Dhamma for controlling pride
is taught by a Tathāgata,
folk are ready to hear it,
they lend an ear,
they apply their minds thereto.

This is the second wonderful, marvellous thing
manifested when a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One
is manifested.

Monks, folk take pleasure in excitement,
delight in it,
are excited thereby.

But when Dhamma that allays excitement
is taught by a Tathāgata,
folk are ready to hear it,
they lend an ear,
they apply their minds thereto.

This is the third wonderful, marvellous thing
manifested when a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One
is manifested.

Monks, folk are come to ignorance,
are become blinded,
overcast by ignorance.

But when Dhamma controlling ignorance
is taught by a Tathāgata,
they are ready to hear it,
they lend an ear to it,
they apply their minds thereto.

This, monks, is the fourth wonderful, marvellous thing
manifested when a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One
is manifested.

So these are the four wonderful, marvellous things manifested when a Tathāgata,
Arahant,
a Fully Enlightened One
is manifested.

 


[1] Ālayārāma. Cf. Vin. i, 4; S. i, 136. 'The five sense-pleasures.' Comy. This misses the point in a new gospel. Cf. Sakya, pp. 39, 117.

 


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