#### Aṅguttara Nikāya

Pañcaka Nipāta

II: Bala Vagga

#### The Book of the Gradual Sayings

The Book of the Fives

II: The Powers

#### Sutta 16

#### Dutiya Bala Agga Suttaɱ

# The Peak

Translated by E. M. Hare

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Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;

and there he addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

'Yes, lord,' they replied; and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these five powers.

What five?

The power of faith,

the power of energy,

the power of mindfulness,

the power of concentration

and the power of insight.

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Monks, of these five learner's powers

this is the chief,

this is the binder,

this is the tie,

that to say:

the power of insight.

§

Monks, just as in a house with a peaked roof,

this is the chief,

this is the binder,

this is the tie,

that is to say:

the peak;

even so, monks,

of these five powers

this is the chief,

this is the binder,

this is the tie,

that to say:

the power of insight.

§

Wherefore, monks, train yourselves thus:

We will become possessed of the power called the power of faith;

we will become possessed of the power called the power of conscientiousness;

we will become possessed of the power called the power of fear of blame;

we will become possessed of the power called the power of energy;

we will become possessed of the power called the power of insight.

Train yourselves thus, monks.'