VII: Saññā Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Paṭhama Vaḍḍhī Suttaɱ
Translated by E. M. Hare
Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:
In what five?
He grows in faith,
Verily, monks, growing in these five ways of growth,
the Ariyan disciple grows in Ariyan growth;
he heeds what is essential and best
for his whole being.
 Here pavaḍḍhati.