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Anguttara Nikaaya
Sattaka Nipaata
Dhana Vaggo

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter I: Treasures

Sutta 5

Treasures in Brief

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][upal] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Saavatthii,
at Jeta Grove, in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:


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

'Monks, these are the seven treasures.[1]

What seven?

The treasures of faith,
fear of blame,
and wisdom.

Verily, monks, these are the seven.

Faith, virtue, conscientiousness and fear of blame,
Listening and bounty, yea, and wisdom seventh -
Who hath these treasures - woman, man - 'tis said,
No paupers they, their lives are not in vain.
Wherefore faith, virtue, grace,[3] the Dhamma-view
Wise men pursue, minding the Buddha's word.'[4]


[1] D. iii, 163; A. i, 210; M. iii, 99; below, p. 147; cf. p. 76; S.B.E. xlix, 168 (Asvaghosha's Buddhacarita).

[2] Suta-, caaga-.

[3] Pasaada.

[4] S. i, 232; A. ii, 57; Thag. 509.

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