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Anguttara Nikaya
Pa~ncaka-Nipaata
11. Phaasuvihaara Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The book of the Fives
Chapter XI: The Abodes of Comfort

Sutta 106

Aananda Sutta.m

The Venerable Aananda

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[1][than] Thus have I heard:

'Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Kosambii in Ghosita Park;
and there the venerable Aananda came to him,
saluted and sat down at one side.

So seated, the venerable Aananda spoke thus to the Exalted One:

'Lord, to what extent
may the Order of monks,
as they live,
live comfortably?

Importune. To press unseasonably, unsuitably, persistantly, insistantly.

p.p. explains it all - p.p.

'When, Aananda, a monk has achieved virtue by self
and is no importuner[1] of another
as to more-virtue[2] -
to that extent, Aananda,
may the Order,
as they live,
live comfortably.'

'But, lord, might there be another way
wherein the Order,
as they live,
may live comfortably?

'There might be, Aananda,' said the Exalted One.

'When, Aananda, a monk has achieved virtue by self
and is no importuner [103] of another
as to more-virtue,
considers self[3]
and does not consider another -
to that extent, Aananda,
may the Order,
as they live,
live comfortably.'

'Lord, might there be yet another way
wherein the Order,
as they live,
may live comfortably?

'There might be, Aananda,' said the Exalted One.

'When, Aananda, a monk has achieved virtue by self
and is no importuner of another
as to more-virtue,
and considering self
and does not consider another,
and a monk is neither famous
nor vexed by lack of fame -
to that extent, Aananda,
may the Order,
as they live,
live comfortably.'

'Lord, might there be yet another way
wherein the Order,
as they live,
may live comfortably?

'There might be, Aananda,' said the Exalted One.

'When, Aananda, a monk has achieved virtue by self
and is no importuner of another
as to more-virtue,
and considering self
and does not consider another,
and a monk is neither famous
nor vexed by lack of fame
and a monk obtains at will,
without trouble,
without difficulty,
both here and now,
the abodes of ease:
the fourfold musings,
highly mental -
to that extent, Aananda,
may the Order,
as they live,
live comfortably.'

'Lord, might there be yet another way
wherein the Order,
as they live,
may live comfortably?

'There might be, Aananda,' said the Exalted One.

'When, Aananda, a monk has achieved virtue by self
and is no importuner of another
as to more-virtue,
and considering self
and does not consider another,
and a monk is neither famous
nor vexed by lack of fame
and a monk obtains at will,
without trouble,
without difficulty,
both here and now,
the abodes of ease:
the fourfold musings,
highly mental
and enters and abides
in the emancipation of the mind,
in the emancipation of insight,
which is free of the cankers,
realizing this state by his own knowledge
even in this life -
verily, Aananda,
to that extent,
the Order of monks,
as they live,
may live comfortably.

And I declare, Aananda,
than this comfortable abode
there is none higher,
none loftier.[4]

 


[1] Sam-pa-vattar. The Comy. observes; para.m siilabhaave na garahati, na upavadati.

[2] Adhisiile.

[3] Attaanupekkhii so also St. Paul to the Galatians (vi,l): '... if a man be overtaken in a fault ... restore (him) ... considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.'

[4] Uttaritaro vaa pa.niitataro vaa; the latter is from pra\/.Hnii, and occurs everywhere in the Pi.takas.


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