VII: Saññā Vagga
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
Paṭhama Vaḍḍhī Suttaɱ
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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He grows in faith,
Growing in these five ways, a male noble disciple grows by a noble growth, and he absorbs the essence and the best of this life."
He who grows in faith and virtuous behavior,
in wisdom, generosity, and learning —
such a discerning superior man
absorbs for himself the essence of this life.