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Anguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipata
I: Āhuneyya-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter I: The Worthy

Sutta 3

Indriya Suttaṃ

Faculties

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

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

'Monks, a monk who follows six things is worthy of offerings,
worthy of gifts,
worthy of oblations,
meet to be reverently saluted,
the world's peerless field for merit.

What six?

The faculty[1] of faith,
the faculty of energy,
the faculty of mindfulness,
the faculty of concentration,
the faculty of insight;
destroying the cankers,
he enters and abides
in the canker-free mind-emancipation,
insight-emancipation,
realizing this here and now
entirely by his own knowledge.

Verily, monks, a monk who follows these six things is worthy of offerings,
worthy of gifts,
worthy of oblations,
meet to be reverently saluted,
the world's peerless field for merit.'

 


[1] Indriya, or 'governance,' p. 200; see D. iii, 239 for the five.


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