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A'nguttara Nikaaya
Chakkanipata
X. Aanisa.msa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter X: Advantages

Sutta 102

Aanisa.msa Sutta.m

Without Reserve (a)[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][than] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Saavatthii,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

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

'Monks, if a monk perceive six advantages,
it is enough to establish,
without reserve,
the thought of impermanence anent all phenomena.

What six?

"Then[2] all phenomena shall appear to me as lacking fixity;
my mind shall find no delight in any world;
my mind shall rise above every world;
my thoughts shall be inclined towards Nibbaana;
the fetters in me shall go towards their ceasing;
and I shall follow the course of highest recluseship."

Verily, monks, if a monk perceive these six advantages,
it is enough to establish,
without reserve,
the thought of impermanence anent all phenomena.'

 


[1] The Uddaana, with S.e., tayo anodhi sa'nvuttaa. P.E.D. does not notice sa'nvutta.

[2] Ca.


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