Aṅguttara Nikāya


Aṅguttara Nikāya
VIII. Aṭṭhaka Nipāta
III: Gahapati-Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
VIII. The Book of the Eights
III. Householders

Sutta 27

Bala Suttaɱ

Powers (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[223] [1155]

[1][pts][olds] "Bhikkhus, there are these eight powers.

What eight?

(1) The power of children is weeping;

(2) the power of women is anger;

(3) the power of thieves is a weapon;

(4) the power of kings is sovereignty;

(5) the power of fools is to complain;

(6) the power of the wise is to deliberate;

(7) the power of the learned is reflection;

(8) the power of ascetics and brahmins is patience.

These are the eight powers."

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