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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
V. Mahāyañña-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter V: The Great Sacrifice

Sutta 43

Paṭhama Aggi Suttaɱ


Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][upal] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove, in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:


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

"Monks, there are these seven fires.[1]

What seven?

The fires of passion,
the fires of the venerable,
the householder,
the gift-worthy,
the wood-fire.

Verily, monks, these are the seven fires.'


Childers. Aggi. Eleven (enumerated in Saṅkhyārtha Prakāça): rāgo — lust, doso — hate, moho — error, jāti — birth, jarā — decay, maraṇaɱ — death, soko — sorrow, paridevo — lamentation, dukkhaɱ — pain, domanassaɱ — grief, upāyāso — despair.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

[1] cf. D. iii, 217 (for 3); It. 92 (3); S. iv, 19; Dhp. 202; Childers gives eleven.

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