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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
VI: Nīvaraṇa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
VI: The Hindrances

Sutta 59

Paṭhama Vuḍḍhapabbajita Suttaṃ

Hard to Find (a)[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[78] [64]

[1][bodh] 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, it is hard to find one,
gone forth when old,[2]
endowed with five qualities.

What five?

[65] Monks, it is hard to find one who is subtle-minded
gone forth when old,
hard to find one who is proper in deportment,
hard to find one who is very learned,
hard to find one who is a preacher of Dhamma,
hard to find one who has the Discipline by heart.

Monks, it is hard to find one,
gone forth when old,
endowed with these five qualities.'

 


[1] Dullabho, lit. hard to obtain.

[2] Cf. Harita's trouble at Brethr. 34.


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