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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakka Nipāta
XII. Vaggāsaŋgabitā Suttanta (Sāmañña Vaggo)

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter XII: The Recital

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[The PTS has this numbered as 117 and 118-130 and has abridged the latter group and has either omitted to count, or intends not to include (it is not clear from the abridgment) (following the PTS text, but not the BJT text) the first case of Vedana, Citta, and Dhamma.]

 


 

Sutta 117

Kāy-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation

[117.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body.'

 

§

 

Sutta 118

Ajjhattaɱ Kāye Kāy-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Body as Body in Relation to Self[1])

[118.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to self.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to self.'

 

§

 

Sutta 119

Bahiddhā Kāye Kāy-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Body as Body in Relation to Outside)

[119.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 120

Ajjhatta-bhiddha Kāye Kāy-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Body as Body in Relation to Both Self and Outside)

[120.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to both self and outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the body as body in relation to both self and outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 121

Vedanāsu Vedan-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Feelings as Feelings)

[121.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings.'

 

§

 

Sutta 122

Ajjhattaɱ Vedanāsu Vedan-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Feelings as Feelings in Relation to Self)

[122.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to self.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to self.'

 

§

 

Sutta 123

Bahiddhā Vedanāsu Vedan-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the feelings as feelings in relation to outside)

[123.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 124

Ajjhatta-bhiddhā Vedanāsu Vedan-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Feelings as Feelings in Relation to Both Self and Outside)

[124.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to both self and outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the feelings as feelings in relation to both self and outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 125

Citte Citt-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Mind as Mind)

[125.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind.'

 

§

 

Sutta 126

Ajjhattaɱ Citte Citt-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Mind as Mind in Relation to Self)

[126.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to self.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to self.'

 

§

 

Sutta 127

Bahiddhā Citte Citt-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Mind as Mind in Relation to Outside)

[127.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind in relation to outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 128

Ajjhatta-bhiddhā Citte Citt-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Mind as Mind Both in Relation to Self and Outside)

[128.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind both in relation to self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind both in relation to self and outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind both in relation to self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the mind as mind both in relation to self and outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 129

Dhammesu Dhamm-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Thoughts as Thoughts)

[129.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts.'

 

§

 

Sutta 130

Ajjhattaɱ Dhammesu Dhamm-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Thoughts as Thoughts in Relation to Self)

[130.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to self.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to self.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to self.'

 

§

 

Sutta 131

Bahiddhā Dhammesu Dhamm-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Thoughts as Thoughts in Relation to Outside)

[131.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to outside.'

 

§

 

Sutta 132

Ajjhatta-bhiddhā Dhammesu Dhamm-ā-nupassī Suttaɱ

Contemplation (of the Thoughts as Thoughts in Relation to both Self and Outside)

[132.1] 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, save one give up six things,
he cannot become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, save one give up these six,
he cannot become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to both self and outside.'

 


 

But, monks, if one give up six things,
he can become
one who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to both self and outside.

What six?

Delight in activity,
gossip,
sleep,
company,
being without a guard on the sense-doors
and immoderate in eating.

Verily, monks, if one give up these six,
he can become one
who abides in contemplation
of the thoughts as thoughts in relation to both self and outside.'

 


[1] Ajjhattaɱ


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