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Aṅguttara Nikāya
III: Anuttariya-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter III: Above All

Sutta 24

Himavanta Suttaɱ


Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][olds] 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, with six things endowed,
a monk may cleave the mountain-king, Himalaya,
but who shall say it of rude ignorance?

What six?

Herein,[1] monks, a monk is skilled in the attainment of concentration,
skilled in maintaining concentration,
skilled in emerging from concentration,
skilled in the weal[2] of concentration,
skilled in the range of concentration,
skilled in the resolve for concentration.

Verily, monks, with these six things endowed,
a monk pay cleave the mountain-king Himalaya,
but who shall say it of rude[3] ignorance?'


[1] Cf. A. iv, 34; S. iii, 263 ff.

[2] Kallita-.

[3] Chava. Comy. lāmika.

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