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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
VII: Saññā Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
VII: Thoughts

Sutta 64

Dutiya Vaḍḍhī Suttaɱ

Growth (b)

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1][than][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, growing in five ways of growth,
the devout Ariyan woman grows in Ariyan growth;
he heeds what is essential and best
for her whole being.

In what five?

He grows in faith,
virtue,
learning,
giving up
and insight.

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.

Whoso in faith, in virtue makes a forward growth,
In learning, insight, giving up, alike:
That woman, good, devout,
heeds here the best for self.'


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