46. Bojjhanga Saɱyutta
5. Cakka-Vatti Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
Chapter II (46): Connected Discourses on the Factors of Enlightenment
V. Wheel-Turning Monarch
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Venerable sir, it is said, 'poor, poor.'
In what way, venerable sir, is one called 'poor'?"
"Bhikkhus, it is because one has not developed and cultivated the seven factors of enlightenment that one is called 'poor.'