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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
51. Iddhipāda Saɱyutta
III. Ayoguḷa-vaggo

Kindred Sayings on the Bases of Psychic Power
V: The Great Chapter
Chapter III: [Untitled]

Sutta 23

Bhikkhu Suttaɱ

Monk

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, there are these four bases of psychic power.

WTiat four?

"Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which [254] 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.

These are the four bases of psychic power.

It is by cultivating
and making much of
these four bases of psychic power
that a monk, by destroying the āsavas,
even in this very life,
realizes by his own unaided power
the heart's release,
the release by insight,
and having attained it
dwells therein.


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