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Anguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
Dhana Vaggo

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter II: Leanings

Sutta 11

The Leanings

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;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:


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

'Monks, there are these seven leanings.[1]

What seven?

The leanings of lust,
worldly lusts
and ignorance.

Verily, monks, these are the seven.'


[1] The text repeats. Anusaya, see K.S. ii, 167 n.; D. iii, 254; Cpd. 172; Pts. of Controversy, 234, n. 2.

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