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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakkanipata
IX. Sīti Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter IX: The Cool

Sutta 86

Āvaraṇa Suttaɱ

The Stops[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][than] 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, cumbered by six conditions,
though one listen to Saddhamma,
he cannot become one
to enter the right way
of right things.[2]

What six?

He[3] is cumbered by the stop of action,
he is cumbered by the stop of vice,
[305] he is cumbered by the stop of (action's) ripening,
he is an unbeliever,
he lacks urge
he lacks insight.

Monks, cumbered by these six conditions,
though one listen to Saddhamma,
he cannot become one
to enter the right way
of right things.

 


 

But, monks, unencumbered by six conditions,
if one listen to Saddhamma,
he can become one
to enter the right way
of right things.'

What six?

He is unencumbered by the stop of action,
he is unencumbered by the stop of vice,
he is unencumbered by the stop of (action's) ripening,
he is a believer,
he possesses urge
he possesses insight.

Monks, unencumbered by six conditions,
if one listen to Saddhamma,
he can become one
to enter the right way
of right things.'

 


[1] Āvaraṇatā.

[2] Niyāma, Pts. of Contr. 383 ff.

[3] Vism. trsl. 203. Cf. Vibh. 342; Pug. 13; Mil. 154. Comy. explains these three thus: (1) Pañcahi ānantariya-kammehi (see DhS. trsl. 267 and next sutta); (2) niyata-micchādiṭṭhiyā; (3) akusala-vipāka-patisandhiyā vā kusaia-vipākehi ahetuka-paṭisandhiyā vā.


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