XVI. Indriya Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XVI: Controlling Powers
Controlling Powers (a)
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
 Thus have I heard:
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.
Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, there are these four controlling powers.
The controlling power of faith,
the controlling power of energy,
the controlling power of mindfulness,
the controlling power of concentration.
These are the four controlling powers"
 Indriyaani. Cf. K.S. v, 168, 179 (Six faculties). I have kept 'faculties' for those that are physical. That of insight is added to our four. They are muoh the same as balaani, 'strong things' (below).