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Saṃyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
51. Iddhi-Pāda Saṃyutta
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 5

Padesa Suttaṃ

Ranging the Paths of Power

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.

"Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
in past times,
successfully ranged over the paths of power,
all such did so
developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
in future time,
will successfully range over the paths of power,
all such will do so
developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
here now,
successfully range over the paths of power,
all such do so
having developed and made a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Which four?

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.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
in past times,
successfully ranged over the paths of power,
all such did so
developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
in future time,
will successfully range over the paths of power,
all such will do so
developing and making a big thing of
the four power-paths.

Whatever shaman or brahman, beggars,
here now,
successfully range over the paths of power,
all such do so
having developed and made a big thing of
the four power-paths."


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