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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IX: Thera-Vagga

Sutta 82

Ānanda Suttaɱ

Ānanda

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

Translator's Note:

I did a translation of this sutta so as to provide a second English translation. None of the translators have seen that little 'ti' in the Pali which indicates that what is being said is a quotation, so they are all off track though the message is simple enough. In fairness it is no easy trick to figure out how to translate this. The utterance, and the quote, seem to come out of nowhere.

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time the Lucky Man, Sāvatthi-town residing.

There then, Old Man Ānanda approached the Lucky Man and drew near.

Having drawn near and exchanged greetings,
he took a seat to one side.

Seated to one side, then, the Lucky Man said this to Ananda:

2. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is faithless
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

3. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is unethical
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

4. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of little learning
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

5. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is abusive
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

6. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is a bad friend
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

7. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is inattentive
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

8. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is forgetful
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

9. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is discontented
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

10. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of evil wishes
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

11. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of contrary views
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

11. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that has these ten things
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
does not stand examination.

 

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12. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that has faith
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

13. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is ethical
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

14. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of much learning
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

15. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is well-spoken
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

16. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is a good friend
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

17. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is attentive
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

18. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of retentive memory
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

19. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is contented
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

20. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of few wishes
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

21. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that is of consummate views
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.

22. "Indeed, Ānanda, saying:
'In this Teaching and Discipline,
a beggar that has these ten things
comes to growth, grows up and matures'
will stand examination.


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