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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
16. Saddhamma Vaggo

The Book of Fives

Suttas 158

Sārajja Suttaɱ

Overcome by the Fearful

Translated from the Pali

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, Sāvatthī-town revisiting
The Lucky Man addressed the beggars there:

"Beggars!

And the beggars responding "Bhante!"
The Lucky Man said:

2. "Possessed by five things, beggars, a beggar has been overcome by the fearful.

What five?

In this case, beggars, a beggar is faithless,
is without ethical standards,
is unlearned,
is lazy,
is unwise.

These then beggars, are the five things possessed by which a beggar has been overcome by the fearful.

 

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"Possessed by five things, beggars, a beggar is fearless.

What five?

In this case beggars, a beggar has faith,
has ethical standards
is learned,
is of aroused energy,
is wise.

These then, beggars, are the five things possessed by which a beggar is fearless.

 


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