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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
XVII. Āghāta Vaggo

Sutta 161

Paṭhama Āghāta-Paṭivinaya Suttaɱ

The Subduing of Hatred (1)

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][nymo] "These are five ways
of subduing hatred by which,
when hatred arises in a monk,
he should wipe it out completely.

Which five?

"When you give birth
to hatred for an individual,
you should develop good will
for that individual.

Thus the hatred for that individual
should be subdued.

"When you give birth
to hatred for an individual,
you should develop compassion
for that individual

Thus the hatred for that individual
should be subdued.

"When you give birth
to hatred for an individual,
you should develop equanimity
toward that individual

Thus the hatred for that individual
should be subdued.

"When you give birth
to hatred for an individual,
you should pay him no mind
and pay him no attention

Thus the hatred for that individual
should be subdued.

When you give birth
to hatred for an individual,
you should direct your thoughts
to the fact
of his being the product of his actions:

'This venerable one
is the doer of his actions,
heir of his actions,
born of his actions,
related by his actions,
and has his actions as his arbitrator.

Whatever actions he does,
for good or for evil,
to that will he fall heir.'

Thus the hatred for that individual
should be subdued.

"These are five ways
of subduing hatred by which,
when hatred arises in a monk,
he should wipe it out completely."

 


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