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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 65

Alaɱsākaccha Suttaɱ

Talk

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1] 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, endowed with five qualities,
a monk may[1] well talk
to his fellows in the godly life.

What five?

Monks, herein a monk
in himself has achieved virtue
and [67] explains a question raised[2]
by a talk on the achieving of virtue;

So too, a monk in himself has achieved concentration
and explains a question raised
by a talk on the achieving of concentration;

So too, a monk in himself has achieved insight
and explains a question raised
by a talk on the achieving of insight;

So too, a monk in himself has achieved emancipation
and explains a question raised
by a talk on the achieving of insight;

So too, a monk in himself has achieved the knowledge and insight of emancipation
and explains a question raised
by a talk on the achieving of knowledge and insight of emancipation.

Verily, monks, endowed with these five qualities,
a monk may well talk
to his fellows in the godly life.'

 


[1] Alaɱ, Comy. yutto, fitting.

[2] Āgataɱ. Comy. pucchitaɱ.


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