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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
XVII: Paṭipadā Vagga

Sutta 161

Paṭipadā Suttaɱ

(Modes of Practice) in Brief[ed1]

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Adopted from his translation of Sutta 162.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
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[1][pts] "Monks, there are these four modes of practice.

Which four?

Painful practice with slow intuition,
painful practice with quick intuition,
pleasant practice with slow intuition,
and pleasant practice with quick intuition.

"These are the four modes of practice."




See also: AN 4.163; AN 4.164; AN 4.165.


[ed1] Bhk. Thanissaro did not actually translate this sutta. This was taken from the beginning of his translation of the next sutta [AN 4.162] where the beginning is identical to this sutta.

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