Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
1. Dhana Vaggo

Sutta 7

Uggo Suttaɱ

To Ugga

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Proofed against and modified in accordance with the revised edition at dhammatalks.org
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts][upal] Then Ugga, the king's chief minister,
approached the Blessed One and, on arrival,
having bowed down, sat to one side.

As he was sitting there,
he said to the Blessed One:

"It's amazing, lord, and astounding,
how prosperous Migāra Rohaṇeyya is,
how great his treasures,
how great his resources!"

[The Buddha:] "But what is his property, Ugga?

What are his great treasures
and great resources?"

"One hundred thousand pieces of gold, lord,
to say nothing of his silver."

"That is treasure, Ugga.

I don't say that it's not.

And that treasure
is open to fire, floods, kings, thieves, and hateful heirs.

But these seven treasures
are not open to fire, flood, kings, thieves, or hateful heirs.

Which seven?

The treasure of conviction,
the treasure of virtue,
the treasure of a sense of shame,
the treasure of a sense of compunction,
the treasure of listening,
the treasure of generosity,
the treasure of discernment.

These, Ugga, are the seven treasures
that are not open to fire, flood, kings, thieves, or hateful heirs.

The treasure of conviction,
the treasure of virtue,
the treasure of a sense of shame & compunction.
The treasure of listening, generosity,
and discernment as the seventh treasure.
Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures,
has great treasure in the world
  that no being
  human or divine
  can excel.
So conviction and virtue, confidence and Dhamma-vision
should be cultivated by the intelligent,
remembering the Buddhas' instruction.

 


 

Of Related Interest:

SN 1:51;
SN 3:19–20;
SN 3:25;
AN 3:52-53;
AN 4:62;
Khp 6–7;
Dhp 151;
Dhp 333

 


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