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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XII. Nidāna Saŋyutta
II. Āhāra Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
12. The Kindred Sayings on Cause
2. Sustenance-Suttas

Sutta 16

Dhammakathiko Suttaṃ

Norm-Teacher

Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by F. L. Woodward

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain

 


[18] [14]

[1][olds][bodh] Thus have I heard:

While the Exalted One was at Sāvatthī, a certain brother came into his presence, and when he had saluted him he sat down at one side and said: -

"Lord, we hear the word 'Norm-teacher, Norm-teacher'.

To what extent, bhante, could one be called 'Norm-teacher?'"[ed1]

"If one of you, brother, teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from decay-and-death,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called[1]
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother have practised himself
in this revulsion of decay-and-death,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'[2]

If a brother from revulsion of decay-and-death,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
be set free from any form of grasping,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

 


 

If a brother teaches a doctrine[ed2]
of revulsion from birth,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from becoming,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from grasping,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from craving,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from feeling,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from contact,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from sense,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from name-and-shape,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from consciousness,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from activities,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother teaches a doctrine
of revulsion from ignorance,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'Norm-teaching Brother'.

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from birth,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from becoming,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from grasping,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from craving,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from feeling,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from contact,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from sense,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from name-and-shape,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from consciousness,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from activities,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother have practised himself

in this revulsion from ignorance,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one versed in that which is in conformity with the Norm.'

If a brother from revulsion from birth,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from becoming,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from grasping,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from craving,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from feeling,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from contact,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from sense,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from name-and-shape,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from consciousness,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from activities,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'

If a brother from revulsion from ignorance,
of its fading away,
of the ceasing thereof,
this is enough for him to be called
'one who hath won Nibbāna in this life.'"

 


[1] Alaṃ vacanaya.

[2] Cf. below, p. 28.

 


[ed1] Omitted in the PTS Pali and in Mrs. Rhys Davids' translation.

[ed2] Mrs. Rhys Davids abridges the rest by: "In the same way you can so call a brother after this threefold manner if he teach, if he practise, if he be in consequence set free from any form of grasping with respect to birth, becoming, grasping, craving, feeling, contact, sense, name-and-shape, consciousness, activities, ignorance."


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