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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
51. Iddhi-Pāda Saɱyutta
1. Cāpāla Vagga

The Book of the Related Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
51. Related Sayings on the Paths of Power
1. Cāpāla Shrine

Sutta 3

Ariyā Suttaɱ

Aristocratic

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhagava, Sāvatthi-town revisiting, Anāthapiṇḍika's Jeta-forest park.

2. "Four, beggars,
are the onward-leading Aristocratic power-paths
which developed,
made a big thing of,
lead on the practitioner thereof
to the consummate destruction of pain.

What four?

3. Here beggars, a beggar develops the power-path
that is wish-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

Develops the power-path
that is energy-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

Develops the power-path
that is heart-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

Develops the power-path
that is investigation-serenity-connected-exertion-own-making.

These then, beggars
are the four onward-leading Aristocratic power-paths
which developed,
made a big thing of,
lead on the practitioner thereof
to the consummate destruction of pain."


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