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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 5

Paṭhama Ājānīya Suttaṃ

The Thoroughbred (a)

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,[1] a rajah's goodly thoroughbred
endowed with six points
is fit for a rajah,
is a rajah's asset,
is reckoned a rajah's portion.

What six?

Herein, monks, the goodly thoroughbred
endures forms,
sounds,
smells,
tastes,
touches,
and has beauty.

Monks, a rajah's thoroughbred
with theSe six points
is fit for a rajah,
is a rajah's asset,
is reckoned a rajah's portion.

Even so. monks, a monk with six qualities
is worthy of offerings,
worthy of gifts,
worthy of oblations,
meet to be reverently saluted,
the world's peerless field for merit.

What six?

[204] Herein, monks, a monk endures[2] forms,
sounds,
smells,
tastes,
touches
and things of the mind.

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

 


[1] Cf. above V, Ī 139.

[2] Cf. above V, Ī 85.


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