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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 8

Buddha or Arahanta Suttaṃ

Awakened or Worthy

Translated from the Pali
Michael M. Olds



[1][pts] I Hear Tell:

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

Four, beggars, are power paths.

What 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.

These then, beggars, are the four power paths.

It is through having developed
and made a big thing of
these four power paths, beggars,
that the Tathāgata has come to be known as
The Number-one-self-awakened-one.'"

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