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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 104

Ukkhittaasika Sutta.m

Without Reserve (c)

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 not-self anent all things.

What six?

Then in any world I shall become no part of it;[1]
all that makes for the "I" in me shall be checked;
all that makes for the "mine" shall be checked;
mine shall be the knowledge that cannot be imparted;
and by me cause shall be rightly discerned
and the causal origin of things.[2]."

Verily, monks, if a monk perceive these six advantages,
it is enough to establish,
without reserve,
the thought of not-self anent all things.'

 


[1] Sabbaloke ca atammayo (not made of that) bhavissaami; see G.S. i, 133 n.

[2] Buddh. Psych. 99.


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