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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Catukka Nipāta
X: Asura Vagga

Sutta 96

Raga-Vinaya Sutta

The Subduing of Passion

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
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[1][pts] "Monks, these four types of individuals are to be found existing in the world.

Which four?

The one who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others.

The one who practices for the benefit of others but not for his/her own.

The one who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others.

The one who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others.

"And how is one an individual who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others?

There is the case where a certain individual practices for the subduing of passion within him/herself but doesn't encourage others in the subduing of passion;
practices for the subduing of aversion within him/herself but doesn't encourage others in the subduing of aversion;
practices for the subduing of delusion within him/herself but doesn't encourage others in the subduing of delusion.

Such is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit but not for that of others.

"And how is one an individual who practices for the benefit of others but not for his/her own?

There is the case where a certain individual doesn't practice for the subduing of passion within him/herself but encourages others in the subduing of passion;
he/she doesn't practice for the subduing of aversion within him/herself but encourages others in the subduing of aversion;
he/she doesn't practice for the subduing of delusion within him/herself but encourages others in the subduing of delusion.

Such is the individual who practices for the benefit of others but not for his/her own.

"And how is one an individual who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others?

There is the case where a certain individual doesn't practice for the subduing of passion within him/herself and doesn't encourage others in the subduing of passion;
he/she doesn't practice for the subduing of aversion within him/herself and doesn't encourage others in the subduing of aversion;
he/she doesn't practice for the subduing of delusion within him/herself and doesn't encourage others in the subduing of delusion.

Such is the individual who practices neither for his/her own benefit nor for that of others.

"And how is one an individual who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others?

There is the case where a certain individual practices for the subduing of passion within him/herself and encourages others in the subduing of passion;
practices for the subduing of aversion within him/herself and encourages others in the subduing of aversion;
practices for the subduing of delusion within him/herself and encourages others in the subduing of delusion.

Such is the individual who practices for his/her own benefit and for that of others.

"These are the four types of individuals to be found existing in the world."

 


 

Of Related Interest:

AN 4.95
AN 5.20;
SN 10:4;
SN 22:2;
SN 47:19;

 


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