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Anguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
16. Saddhamma Vaggo

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives

Chapter XVI: Saddhamma

Sutta 160

Duppaṭivinodaya Suttaṃ

Hard to Make a Push Against[1] Heart

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, these five surges[2] are hard to make a push against.

What five?

The passion-surge is hard to make a push against;
so too is the ill-will-surge,
the infatuation-surge,
the ostentation-surge,[3]
the surge of vagrant[4] thoughts
is hard to make a push against.

Verily, monks, these are the five surges
hard to make a push against.

 


[1] Dubbinodaya and duppaṭivinodaya, the causative of du-ppaṭi-vi-\/Ḥnud.

[2] 'Surge' is free for uppanna; 'uprisen thing.'

[3] Paṭibhāna. Comy. kalhetu-kamyatā vuccati.

[4] Gamika-cittaṃ. Comy. is silent.


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