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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakkanipata
VIII. Arahatta Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter VIII: Arahantship

Sutta 75

Dukkha Suttaɱ

Ill at Ease

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, if a monk follow six things,
he will live ill at ease here now,
vexed with himself,[1]
troubled,
fretful;
and, on the breaking up of the body after death,
an ill-faring is to be expected.

What six?

Brooding on sense-desire,
brooding on ill-will
brooding on cruelty;
conjuring up thoughts of lust,
conjuring up thoughts of ill-will
conjuring up thoughts of cruelty.

Monks, if a monk follow these six,
he will live ill at ease at ease here now,
vexed with himself,
troubled,
fretful;
and, on the breaking up of the body after death,
an ill-faring is to be expected.

 


 

Monks, if a monk follow six things,
he will live happily here now,
neither vexed,
troubled,
nor fretful;
and, on the breaking up of the body after death,
a well-faring may be expected.

What six?[2]

Reflecting on renunciation,
reflecting on freedom from ill-will
reflecting on freedom from cruelty;
conjuring up thoughts of renunciation,
conjuring up thoughts of freedom from ill-will
conjuring up thoughts of freedom from cruelty.

Verily, monks, if a monk follow these six things,
he will live happily here now,
neither vexed,
troubled,
nor fretful;
and, on the breaking up of the body after death,
a well-faring may be expected.'

 


[1] Sa-vighātaɱ.

[2] Text and S.e. omit.


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