Aŋguttara Nikāya


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Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
XII. Āpāyika Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
or
More-Numbered Suttas

Part III
The Book of the Threes

Chapter XII. The Downfall

Sutta 112

Hard to Find

Translated from the Pali by
F.L. Woodward, M.A.

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[244]

[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, the appearance of three persons
is hard to find in the world.

What three?

The appearance of a Tathāgata,
an Arahant who is a Fully Enlightened One
is hard to be found in the world.

The appearance of a person
who can expound the Dhamma-Discipline
taught by the Tathāgata
is hard to be found in the world.

The appearance of a person
who is mindful and grateful
is hard to be found in the world.

These are the three persons
hard to find in the world.'


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