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A'nguttara-Nikaaya
II. Dukanipaata

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

Part II
The Book of the Twos

Suttas 140-149
Gifts

Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.

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Sutta 140

[140.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two gifts.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.[156]

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual gift is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 141

[141.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two sacrifices.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual sacrifice is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 142

[142.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two liberalities.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual liberality is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 143

[143.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two offerings.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual offering is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 144

[144.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two possessions.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual possession is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 145

[145.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two enjoyments in common.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual enjoyment in common is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 146

[146.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two sharings together.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual sharing together is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 147

[147.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two givings of favours.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual giving of favours is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 148

[148.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two acts of kindness.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual act of kindness is pre-eminent.

 

§

 

Sutta 149

[149.1][olds] 'Monks, there are these two acts of compassion.

What two?

The carnal and the spiritual.

These are the two.

Of these two the spiritual act of compassion is pre-eminent.

 


[156] Cf. It. 98, aaimisa- and dhamma-daana'n.


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