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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
51. Iddhipāda Saɱyutta

Kindred Sayings on the Bases of Psychic Power

Chapter I: Cāpāla

Sutta 4

Nibbidā Suttaɱ

Revulsion

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

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[1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

'Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Monks, these four bases of psychic power,
if cultivated and made much of,
conduce to downright revulsion,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to calm,
to full comprehension,
to the wisdom,
to Nibbāna.

What four?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

,
if cultivated and made much of,
conduce to downright revulsion,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to calm,
to full comprehension,
to the wisdom,
to Nibbāna.


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