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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 5

Dutiya Araha Suttaɱ

Arahant (b)

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

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[1] 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 a monk, by seeing as they really are,
the arising,
the perishing of,[1]
the escape from
these five controlling powers,
is freed without grasping, -
such an one, monks, is called
destroyer of the āsavas,
liver of the life,
doer of the task,
lifter of the burden,
winner of his own welfare,
one who has worn out the fetters of rebirth,
one released by perfect insight.'"


[1] The text is otherwise the same in both §§, but in (a) we have 'Ariyan disciple,' in (b) 'monk.' [Ed. BJT Pali has 'bhikkhu' in both instances and Woodward has, in fact, translated (a) using 'monk'.]

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