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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakka-Nipāta
I: Āhuneyya-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter I: The Worthy

Sutta 8

Anuttariya Suttaɱ

Above All

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

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

"Monks, these six are above all.[1]

What six?

The sight above all;
the sound above all;
the gain above all;
the training above all;
the service above all;
the ever minding above all.

Verily, monks, these six are above all.'

 


[1] Anuttariyāni, no higher states; see below, § 30, for details; D. iii, 250, 281; below, § 121; [? Ed.: but 152] cf. M. i, 235; D. iii, 219.

 


[ed1] See also: [AN 5.170] Bhaddaji Suttaɱ, the Pali,
Bhaddaji, the E.M. Hare translation.


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