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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Chakka Nipāta
XI. Tika Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter XI: The Threes

Sutta 114

Asantuṭṭhi Suttaɱ

Being Satisfied

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] 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 three conditions.

What three?

Being dissatisfied,
lacking self-possession
and wanting much.

Verily, monks, these are the three.




And to get rid of these three,
cultivate three.

What three?

To get rid of dissatisfaction,
cultivate satisfaction;

and to get rid of lack of self-possession,
cultivate self-possession;

to get rid of wanting much,
cultivate wanting little.

Verily, monks, to get rid of these three conditions,
cultivate these three.'

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