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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
48. Indriya Saɱyutta
1. Suddhika Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
48. Kindred Sayings on the Faculties
1. Purity

Sutta 3

Dutiya Sota Suttaɱ

The Stream (b)

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][than] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,


"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these five controlling powers.

What five?

The controlling power of faith,
the controlling power of energy,
the controlling power of mindfulness,
the controlling power of concentration,
the controlling power of insight.

These are the five controlling powers.

When the Ariyan disciple understands,
as they really are,
the arising
and the perishing of,
the satisfaction in,
the misery of,
the escape from
these five controlling powers,
such an one, monks, is called
'Ariyan disciple who is a stream-winner,
one not doomed to Purgatory,
bound for enlightenment.'"

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