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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka-Nipāta
Kakudha vaggo

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fives
Chapter X: Kakudha

Sutta 97

Tatiya Akuppa Suttaɱ

Talk

Translated by E. M. Hare

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[94]

[1][than] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One dwelt near Sāvatthī;
and there he addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

'Yes, lord,' they replied;
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, possessed of five qualities
a monk, cultivating awareness
in breathing in and breathing out,
will in no long time penetrate the immovable.

Of what five?

He is set on little,
busied in little,
frugal,
well content with life's necessities;

taking food in little,
he serves not his own belly;

slothful in little,
he is heedful in vigilance;

Moreover, monks, such talk as is austere
and a help to opening the heart;
talk on wanting little,
on contentment,
on loneliness,
on not keeping company,
on strenuous endeavour,
on virtue,
on concentration,
on insight,
on emancipation
and on the knowledge and vision of emancipation —
that he can obtain at will,
easily and without difficulty;

and he reflects on the mind as freed.

Monks, possessed of these five qualities
cultivating awareness
in breathing in and breathing out,
will in no long time penetrate the immovable.


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