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Anguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
10. Kakudha Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives Chapter X: Kakudha

Sutta 93

Aññavyākaraṇa Suttaɱ


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:


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

'Monks, there are these five avowals of gnosis.[1]

What five?

One will avow gnosis through folly and blindness;[2]
one [93] filled with evil desires and longings;
one being fooliṆh with mind tossed up and down[3]
one through overweening pride;
and one will avow gnosis from the fulness[4] of knowledge.

Monks, these are the five avowals of gnosis. '


[1] Cf. Vin. v, 189; Brethr. p. xxxiii.

[2] Mandattā momūhattā; our colloquial 'soft' is manda. Cf. M. i, 520; below V, Ī 141.

Psalms 109.23: "I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

[3] Cittakkhepā, as the Psalmist (cix, -23). Cf. S. I, 120.

[4] Samma-d-eva. Comy. hetunā, nayena, kāraṇna.

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