The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter IV: The Devas
Parts of Wisdom
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, these six things are parts of wisdom.
The idea of impermanence,
the idea of the Ill in impermanence,
the idea of not-self in Ill,
the idea of renunciation,
Monks, these six things are parts of wisdom.'