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AN 6.52

When asked by Brahman Janussoni, Gotama explains the intentions, dreams, means, wants, and ultimate goals of the warrior, the brahman, the householder, the woman, the thief, and the Samana.

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Index to available translations: AN 6.52

This should be seen as a description of the general run of the class of person being described. The Buddha isn't saying that all persons of a type are bound always to conform to these descriptions. They are, however, the 'fate' or 'destiny' of the thoughtless or unaware individual entering these forms of being. The 'mould,' or 'form'. This is invaluable to know in order to break out of the mold.

This is a very difficult sutta to translate and I don't think anyone has really done it well. The table below is not so much a translation as an effort to get the idea across; to get the headings lined up with the details.

 

Noble Brahman Householder Woman Thief Samana
adhippaayaa
intent on
bhogaadhippaayaa
wealth
bhogaadhippaayaa
wealth
bhogaadhippaayaa
wealth
purisaadhippaayaa
a male
aadaanaadhippaayaa
taking
khantisoraccaadhippaayaa
gentle forbearance
upavicaaraa
dream of
pa~n~nuupavicaaraa
wisdom
pa~n~nuupavicaaraa
wisdom
pa~n~nuupavicaaraa
wisdom
ala.mkaaruupavicaaraa
adornment
gahanuupavicaaraa
a hide-out
pa~n~nuupavicaaraa
wisdom
adhi.t.thaanaa
by means of
balaadhi.t.thaanaa
power
mantaadhi.t.thaanaa
spells
sippaadhi.t.thaanaa
a trade
puttaadhi.t.thaanaa
sons
sa.thaadhi.t.thaanaa
cunning
siilaadhi.t.thaanaa
ethical culture
abhinivesaa
wanting
pa.thavibhinivesaa
the whole world
ya~n~naabhinivesaa
sacrificial feasts
kammantaabhinivesaa
work
asapattiibhinivesaa
to have no rival
andhakaaraabhinivesaa
to be invisible
aaki~nca~n~naabhinivesaa
to own no things
pariyosaanaa
ultimate goal of
issariyapariyosaanaa
domination
brahmalokapariyosaanaa
the Brahma World
ni.t.thitakammantapariyosaanaa
work's completion
issariyapariyosaanaa
domination
adassanapariyosaanaa
not being seen
nibbaanapariyosaanaa
Nibbaana

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