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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
V: Muṇḍa-Rāja Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
V. Rajah Muṇḍa

Sutta 46

Pañca Sampadā Suttaɱ

The Perfectings[1]

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[53] [44]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:


"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these five perfectings.

What five?

The perfecting of faith,
of virtue, of learning,
of charity
and the perfecting of insight.[2]

Verily, monks, these are the five perfectings.


[1] 2 Cf. above, § 40.

[2] Sampadā, or accomplishments or achievements. 'Charity' is literally 'giving' (dana); is in no way connected with love (agape).

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