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Anguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
Dhana Vaggo

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter I: Treasures

Sutta 5

Treasures in Brief

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][upal] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove, in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

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

'Monks, these are the seven treasures.[1]

What seven?

The treasures of faith,
virtue,
conscientiousness,
fear of blame,
listening,
bounty,[2]
and wisdom.

Verily, monks, these are the seven.

Faith, virtue, conscientiousness and fear of blame,
Listening and bounty, yea, and wisdom seventh -
Who hath these treasures - woman, man - 'tis said,
No paupers they, their lives are not in vain.
Wherefore faith, virtue, grace,[3] the Dhamma-view
Wise men pursue, minding the Buddha's word.'[4]

 


[1] D. iii, 163; A. i, 210; M. iii, 99; below, p. 147; cf. p. 76; S.B.E. xlix, 168 (Asvaghosha's Buddhacarita).

[2] Suta-, cāga-.

[3] Pasāda.

[4] S. i, 232; A. ii, 57; Thag. 509.


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