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Saɱyutta Nikāya
V. Mahā Vagga
55. Sotāpatti Saɱyutta
III. Saraṇāni Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
V. The Great Chapter
55. Kindred Sayings on Streamwinning
III. Sarakāni

Sutta 28

Duveram or Tatiya Anāthapiṇḍika Suttaɱ

Guilty Dread or Anāthapiṇḍika (c)

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,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

Then the housefather Anāthapiṇḍika went to see the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

As he thus sat,
the Exalted One said this
to the housefather Anāthapiṇḍika:

"Housefather, when the fivefold guilty dread[1]
is allayed in the Ariyan disciple
and he is possessed of the four limbs of stream-winning,
and has well seen and well penetrated
the Ariyan Method[2] by insight,
he, if he so desire,
may himself proclaim thus of himself:

'I am one who has cut off the doom of Hell,
of rebirth in an animal's womb,
in the Realm of Ghosts;
cut off is the Waste,
the Woeful Way,
the Downfall;
a Stream-winner am I,
one not doomed to the Downfall,
assured,
bound for enlightenment!'

Now, housefather, what is the fivefold guilty dread
that is allayed in him?

It is that guilty dread, housefather,
which he who kills begets -
in this very life,
as a result of his killing;

it is that guilty dread [334]
about the future life,
which be who kills begets;

that feeling of painful dejection felt by him,
that guilty dread,
is allayed in him who abstains from killing.

That same guilty dread, housefather,
which he who steals begets -
in this very life,
as a result of his stealing;

it is that guilty dread
about the future life,
which be who steals begets;

that feeling of painful dejection felt by him,
that guilty dread,
is allayed in him who abstains from stealing.

That same guilty dread, housefather,
which he who is of wrong practice in sensual lust begets -
in this very life,
as a result of his wrong practice in sensual lust;

it is that guilty dread
about the future life,
which be who is of wrong practice in sensual lust begets;

that feeling of painful dejection felt by him,
that guilty dread,
is allayed in him who abstains from wrong practice in sensual lust.

That same guilty dread, housefather,
which he who speaks falsehood begets -
in this very life,
as a result of his false speech;

it is that guilty dread
about the future life,
which be who speaks falsehood begets;

that feeling of painful dejection felt by him,
that guilty dread,
is allayed in him who abstains from false speech.

That same guilty dread, housefather,
which he who is addicted to the negligence caused by liquor and intoxicants begets -
in this very life,
as a result of his addiction to the negligence caused by liquor and intoxicants;

it is that guilty dread
about the future life,
which be who is addicted to the negligence caused by liquor and intoxicants begets;

that feeling of painful dejection felt by him,
that guilty dread,
is allayed in him who abstains from addiction to the negligence caused by liquor and intoxicants.

This, housefather, is the guilty dread that is allayed in him.

 


 

And with what four limbs of stream-winning is he blessed?

Herein, housefather, an Ariyan disciple is blessed with unwavering loyalty to the Buddha,
thus:

'He it is the Exalted One,
Arahant,
a fully Enlightened One,
perfect in knowledge and practice,
a Happy One,
world-knower,
unsurpassed charioteer
of men to be tamed,
teacher of devas and mankind,
a Buddha,
an Exalted One.'

He is blessed
with unwavering loyalty to the Norm,
thus:

'Well proclaimed by the Exalted One
is the Norm,
seen in this very life,
a thing not involving time,
inviting one to come and see,
leading onward,
to be known for themselves
by the wise.'

He is blessed
with unwavering loyalty to the Order,
thus:

Walking righteously is the Exalted One's Order,
walking uprightly,
walking in the right way,
walking dutifully
is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples:
namely,
the four pairs of men,
the eight sorts of men.

That is the Exalted One's Order of Disciples.

Worthy of honour are they,
worthy of reverence,
worthy of offerings,
worthy of salutations with clasped hands, -
a field of merit unsurpassed for the world.'

He is blessed
with the virtues dear to the Ariyans,
virtues unbroken,
whole,
unspotted,
untarnished,
giving freedom,
praised by the wise:
virtues untainted (by craving or delusion),
which lead to concentration of the mind.'

These are the four limbs of stream-winning with which he is blessed.

 


 

And what, housefather, is the Ariyan Method
which he has well seen
and well penetrated by insight?

Herein, housefather, the Ariyan disciple
well and thoroughly attends
to the arising-by-way-of-cause,
thus:

This being,
that is.

By the arising of this,
that arises.

This not being,
that is not.

By the ceasing of this,
that ceases.

Thus conditioned by ignorance,
activities come to pass.[3]

Conditioned by the activities,
consciousness:
conditioned by consciousness,
name-and-shape:
conditioned by name-and-shape,
sense:
conditioned by sense,
contact:
conditioned by contact,
feeling:
conditioned by feeling,
craving:
conditioned by craving,
grasping:
conditioned by grasping,
becoming:
conditioned by becoming,
birth:
conditioned by birth,
old age and death,
grief,
lamentation,
suffering,
sorrow and despair
come to pass.

Such is the arising of this whole mass of ill.

But from the utter fading and ceasing of ignorance
comes the ceasing of activities:
from ceasing of activities,
ceasing of consciousness:
from ceasing of consciousness,
ceasing of name- [335] and-shape:
from ceasing of name-and-shape,
ceasing of sense:
from ceasing of sense,
ceasing of contact:
from ceasing of contact,
ceasing of feeling:
from ceasing of feeling,
ceasing of craving:
from ceasing of craving,
ceasing of grasping:
from ceasing of grasping,
ceasing of becoming:
from ceasing of becoming,
ceasing of birth:
from ceasing of birth,
ceasing of old age and death,
grief,
lamentation,
suffering,
sorrow and despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this whole mass of ill.

This is the Ariyan Method which he has well seen and wrell penetrated.

Now, housefather, since in the Ariyan disciple this fivefold guilty dread is allayed,
since he is blessed with these four limbs of stream-winning,
and has well seen
and well penetrated
this Ariyan Method,
he, if he so desire,
may himself proclaim of himself thus:

'I am one who has cut off the doom of Hell,
of rebirth in the womb of an animal,
in the Realm of Ghosts,
the Waste,
the Woeful Way,
the Downfall.

Stream-winner am I,
not doomed to the Downfall,
assured,
bound for enlightenment!'"

 


[1] Cf. S. ii, 68; iv, 343; [Ed.: but ?] Vibh. 378.

[2] Ñāya. Cf. Dialog. ii, 327 n.

[3] Cf. K.S. ii, 2 ff.


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