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A'nguttaranikaayo
Catukkanipaato
XXIV: Kamma Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter XXIV: The Deed

Sutta 240

Sappurisaa-Nisa.msa Sutta.m

Profit by the Worthy Man

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

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[1] Thus have I heard:

On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, because of the worthy man
four profits are to be looked for.

What four?

One grows in the Ariyan virtue,
one grows in the Ariyan concentration,
one grows in the Ariyan wisdom,
one grows in the Ariyan release.[1]

These are the four profits.'

 


[1] Cf. the fourfold laywoman's growth, K.S. iv, 169.


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