48. Indriya Saɱyutta
1. Suddhika Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
48. Kindred Sayings on the Faculties
Dutiya Sota Suttaɱ
The Stream (b)
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.
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,
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.'"