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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
I. Ānisaŋsa Vagga

Namo tassa Bhagavato sammā-sambuddhassa

Sutta 1

Kim Atthiya? Suttaɱ

What's the Point?

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time Bhagava, Sāvatthi, Jeta Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's Park revisiting.

There Old Man Ānanda approached The Lucky Man.
Having approached the Potter he took a seat.
Having taken a seat Old Man Ānanda said this to Bhagava:

What is the point, bhante,
of skillful ethical conduct,
what is the advantage?

Freedom from remorse is the point, Ānanda,
of skillful ethical conduct,
freedom from remorse is the advantage.

And freedom from remorse, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Freedom from remorse, Ānanda,
has joy as it's point,
joy as it's advantage.

And joy, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Joy, Ānanda,
has enthusiasm as it's point,
enthusiasm as it's advantage.

And enthusiasm, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Enthusiasm, Ānanda,
has impassivity as it's point,
impassivity as it's advantage.

And impassivity, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Impassivity, Ānanda,
has pleasure as it's point,
pleasure as it's advantage.

And pleasure, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Pleasure, Ānanda,
has highgetting as it's point,
highgetting as it's advantage.

And highgetting, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Highgetting, Ānanda,
has knowing and seeing such as exists as it's point,
knowning and seeing such as exists as it's advantage.

Knowing and seeing such as exists, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

Knowing and seeing such as exists, Ānanda,
has world weariness and dispassion as it's point,
world weariness and dispassion as it's advantage.

World weariness and dispassion, bhante,
what is the point of that,
what is the advantage?

World weariness and dispassion, Ānanda,
has knowing and seeing freedom as it's point,
knowing and seeing freedom as it's advantage.

Thus Ānanda skillful ethical conduct
has freedom from remorse as the point,
has freedom from remorse as the advantage,
freedom from remorse has joy as the point,
has joy as the advantage,
joy has enthusiasm as the point,
has enthusiasm as the advantage,
enthusiasm has impassivity as the point,
has impassivity as the advantage,
impassivity has pleasure as the point,
has pleasure as the advantage,
pleasure has highgetting as the point,
has highgetting as the advantage,
highgetting has Knowing and seeing such as exists as the point,
knowing and seeing such as exists as the advantage,
knowing and seeing such as exists
has world weariness and dispassion as the point,
world weariness and dispassion as the advantage
world weariness and dispassion has
knowing and seeing freedom as the point,
knowing and seeing freedom as the advantage.

Thus Ānanda skillful ethical conduct is directly followed after by the topmost.

 


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