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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
III: Pañcaŋgika Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
III: The Fivefold

Sutta 27

Samādhi Suttaɱ

Concentration[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[24] [17]

[1][than][bodh][olds] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, being wise and mindful,
make become immeasurable concentration;
for in those who do,
verily in each one of you,
there shall arise a fivefold[2] knowledge.

What fivefold knowledge?

"This concentration is verily
a present ease
and a source of ease for the future"
— even in each this knowledge arises;

"This concentration is Ariyan,[3]
not of the flesh"
— even in each this knowledge arises;

"This concentration
is not the practice of base men"[4]
— even in each this knowledge arises;

"This concentration is the peace,
the excellent thing,[5]
the winning of calm,
the attainment of one-pointedness,
and the restraint that prevails
is not a conscious restraint"
— even in each this knowledge arises;

Self-possessed,
I verily enter upon this concentration,
self-possessed,
I verily emerge from this concentration"
— even in each this knowledge arises.

Monks, being wise and mindful,
make become immeasurable concentration;
for in those who do,
verily in each one of you,
there shall arise this fivefold knowledge.'

 


[1] Samādhi.

[2] These five recur at D. iii, 278 (Dial. iii, 256), the fifth at G.S. i, 233.

[3] Comy. kilesehi ārakattā ariyo, but see A. iv, 145.

[4] But of Buddhas and great men (Comy.).

[5] Comy. not subject to satiety (atappaniyaṭṭhena).


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