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Anguttara Nikaaya
Navaka Nipaata

The Book of the
Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Nines

Sutta 10

Aabuneyya-puggala Sutta.m

The Venerable

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][upal] Thus have I heard:

'Monks, these nine are venerable,
worthy of honour,
worthy of gifts,
worthy of salutations,
the world's unsurpassed field for merit making.

What nine?[ed1]

The Arahant,
he who has attained to arahantship,
the Nonreturner,
he who has attained to the realization of the fruit of the Non-returner,
the Once-retumer,
he who has attained to the realization of the fruit of the Once-returner,
the Streamwinner,
he who has attained to the realization of the fruit of the Streamwinner
and he who has become one of the clan.[1]

 

'Monks, these nine are venerable,
worthy of honour,
worthy of gifts,
worthy of salutations,
the world's unsurpassed field for merit making.


[1] Gotrabhuu. Comy. One endowed with exceedingly powerful insight and thought, with immediate prospects of attaining to the state of the Streamwinner and the Way. Lord Chalmers at F. Dial, ii, 300: spiritual clan. The Comy. ad A. v, 23, is much the same as our Comy.; see Child, s.v.; Cpd. 66-8; Vism. trsl 160; Expositor 56, 310 ff.

 


[ed1] Omitted by Hare.

 


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