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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
VIII. Vinaya Vagga

Sutta 79 [DTO #80]

Satth'Usāsana Suttaɱ

The Teacher's Instruction

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] Then Ven. Upali went to the Blessed One and,
on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side.

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

"It would be good, venerable sir,
if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief
such that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One,
I might dwell alone,
secluded,
heedful,
ardent, and
resolute."

"Upali, the qualities of which you may know,
'These qualities do not lead to utter disenchantment,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to stilling,
to direct knowledge,
to self-awakening,
nor to Unbinding':
You may categorically hold,
'This is not the Dhamma,
this is not the Vinaya,
this is not the Teacher's instruction.'

 

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"As for the qualities of which you may know,
'These qualities lead to utter disenchantment,
to dispassion,
to cessation,
to stilling,
to direct knowledge,
to self-awakening,
to Unbinding':
You may categorically hold,
'This is the Dhamma,
this is the Vinaya,
this is the Teacher's instruction.'"

 


 

Of Related Interest:

MN 72;
SN 56:1;
SN 5.56.11;
AN 3:66;
AN 7.53;
AN 8:53;
AN 10:99

 


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