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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
13. Gilāna Vaggo

Sutta 122

Sati-Sūpaṭṭhita Suttaɱ

The Set-up Mind

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I hear tell:

Once upon a time The Lucky Man Sāvatthī-town revisiting.

There then he addressed the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding: 'Bhante!,'
the Bhagava said:

2. He, indeed whoever, beggar or beggar-woman, five things brings into existence,
five things make substantial,
of such, one or another of two fruitions are to be anticipated:
either knowing the answer[1] in this seen thing,
or, there being potentialities,[2]
the state of non-returning.

What five?

Here beggars, a beggar has very well internally set up the wisdom of minding
the appearance and retreat of things,
observation of the disadvantages of living in a body,
perception of the revolting in food,
perception of joylessness in all the world,
perception of the instability of all that is own-made.

2. He, indeed whoever, beggar or beggar-woman, five things brings into existence,
five things make substantial,
of such, one or another of two fruitions are to be anticipated:
either knowing the answer in this seen thing,
or, there being potentialities,
the state of non-returning.

 


[1] Aññā. To know. Specifically in the Dhamma, the knowing of whatever one wishes to know, whenever one wishes to know it. A synonym for Arahantship.

[2] Upadisese. That for which there remains the potential for re-appearance.

 


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