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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
48. Indriya Saɱyutta
1. Suddhika Vagga

Sutta 8

Daṭṭhabba Suttaɱ

And How May One See?

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts] I HEAR TELL:

2. Once upon a time Bhagava, Sāvatthī-town revisiting.

There then the Lucky Man addressed the bhikkhus:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding:
"Bhadante"
The Lucky man said to them:

There are, beggars, these five forces.[1]

What five?

The force of faith,
the force of energy,
the force of mind,
the force of serenity, and
the force of wisdom.

 

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And how, beggars, may one see
the force of faith?

In the four angles of Streamwinning.[2]

That is how one may see the force of faith.

And how, beggars, may one see
the force of energy?

In the four consummate efforts.[3]

That is how one may see the force of energy.

And how, beggars, may one see
the force of mind?

In the four settings-up of mind.[4]

That is how one may see the force of mind.

And how, beggars, may one see
the force of serenity?

In the four kennings.[5]

That is how one may see the force of serenity.

And how, beggars, may one see
the force of wisdom?

In the Four Aristocrats of Truths.[6]

That is how one may see the force of wisdom.

These then, beggars, is how to view the five forces.

 


[1] Indriya

[2] Faith in the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Order, and the ethical standards of the Aristocrat.

[3] Cattāro Samma-p-padhānā

[4] Cattāri Satipaṭṭhāna

[5] Cattāri jhānāni

[6] Cattāri Ariya Saccāni

 


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