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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XI: Samaṇa-Saññā-Vagga

Sutta 103

Micchatta Suttaɱ

The Low

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

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

Once upon a time the Lucky Man said this to the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding "Elder!" the Lucky Man said this:

"The low, beggars, has dissatisfaction as outcome,
not satisfaction.

And how, beggrs, does the low have dissatisfaction as outcome,
not satisfaction?

From low view, beggars, follows low principles;
from low principles follows low speech;
from low speech follows low works;
from low works follows low lifestyle;
from low lifestyle follows low self-control;
from low self-control follows low memory;
from low memory follows low serenity;
from low serentiy follows low knowledge;
from low knowledge follows low freedom.

Even so, beggars does the low have dissatisfaction as outcome,
not satisfaction.

 

§

 

"The high, beggars, has satisfaction as outcome,
not dissatisfaction.

And how, beggrs, does the high have satisfaction as outcome,
not dissatisfaction?

From high view, beggars, follows high principles;
from high principles follows high speech;
from high speech follows high works;
from high works follows high lifestyle;
from high lifestyle follows high self-control;
from high self-control follows high memory;
from high memory follows high serenity;
from high serentiy follows high knowledge;
from high knowledge follows high freedom.

Even so, beggars does the high have satisfaction as outcome,
not dissatisfaction.


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