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Sa'nyutta Nikaaya,
V: MahaaVagga
47. Satipa.t.thana Sa'nyutta
3. Siila.t.thiti-Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
The Great Chapter,
47: Kindred Sayings on the Stations of Mindfulness
Chapter III: Habit and Permanence

Sutta 30

Maanadi.n.na Sutta.m

Maanadi.n.na[1]

Translated by F. L. Woodward

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[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

On a certain occasion the venerable Aananda was staying near Raajagaha,
in Bamboo Grove, at the Squirrels' Feeding Ground.

Now at that time the bousefather Maanadi.n.na was sick,
afflicted,
suffering from a sore disease.

Tben the bousefather Maanadi.n.na called to a certain man, saying:

"Come bither, good man!

Do you go to the venerable Aananda,
and on coming to him,
in my name bowing down at his feet,
say tbis to the venerable Aananda:

'Master, the bousefather Maanadi.n.na is sick,
afflicted,
suffering from a sore disease.

He bows down at the feet of the venerable Aananda,
and says:

"Well for me, master,
if the venerable Aananda would come
to the dwelling of the bousefather Maanadi.n.na,
out of compassion for him."'"

"Very well, sir," said that man,
in reply to the bousefather Maanadi.n.na,
and went to where the venerable Aananda was staying.

On coming there,
he saluted the venerable Aananda
and sat down at one side.

As be thus sat
that man said this to the venerable Aananda:

"Master, the housefather Maanadi.n.na is sick,
afflicted,
suffering from a sore disease.

He bows down at the feet of the venerable Aananda
and begs that he will visit his dwelling,
out of compassion for him."

And the venerable Aananda assented by silence.

Then the venerable Aananda,
robing himself
and taking bowl and outer robe,
set off for the dwelling of the housefather Maanadi.n.na,
and on coming there
sat down on a seat made ready.

Having sat down,
he said this to the housefather Maanadi.n.na:

"Well, housefather!

I hope you are bearing up.

I hope you are enduring.

Do your pains abate
and not increase?

Are there signs of their abating
and not increasing?"

"No, sir, I am not bearing up.

I am not enduring.

Strong pains come upon me.

Tbey do not abate.

Tbere is no sign of their abating,
but of their increasing."

Then, housefather,
thus must you train yourself:

'I will abide in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I will abide in feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I will abide in mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I will abide in mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.'

That, housefather, is how you must train yourself."

"Master, even when I am afflicted[2]
by such painful feeling as this,
I do abide in body contemplating body
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I do abide in feelings contemplating feelings
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I do abide in mind contemplating mind
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.

I do abide in mind-states contemplating mind-states
(as transient),
ardent,
composed
and mindful,
having restrained the dejection in the world
arising from coveting.'

Moreover, as to those five fetters of the lower sort
shown by the Exalted One,
I do not see a single one of them in myself
that is not abandoned."

"Good for you, housefather!

Well gotten by you, housefather!

You have declared the fruits of not returning, housefather!"[3]

 


[1] Name not found elsewhere.

[2] Text has pu.t.tho for phu.t.tho.

[3] According to Paali Dict. s.v. anaagaamin, this, with the case following [sic. preceding], are the only instances in the Canon where a man is declared anaagaamin, (but another is at text 219 and 346). It adds: At D. ii, 92, nine others, of whom eight are laymen, are declared after their death to have reached the third stage (as above) during life, but they are not called anaagaamin,. Comy. is silent.


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