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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakka Nipāta
VIII. Arahatta Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter VIII: Arahantship

Sutta 77

UttarīManussa-Dhamma Suttaɱ

Beyond

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, save one give up six things,
one cannot realize the excellence
of true Ariyan knowledge and insight,
beyond man's state.

What six?

Forgetfulness in mindfulness,
lack of self-possession,
unguardedness as to the sense-doors,
lack of moderation in eating,
deceit
and mealy-mouthedness.

Monks, save one give up these six,
one cannot realize the excellence
of true Ariyan knowledge and insight,
beyond man's state.

 

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But, monks, if one give up six things,
one can realize the excellence
of true Ariyan knowledge and insight,
beyond man's state.

What six?

Forgetfulness in mindfulness,
lack of self-possession,
unguardedness as to the sense-doors,
lack of moderation in eating,
deceit
and mealy-mouthedness.

Monks, if one give up these six,
one can realize the excellence
of true Ariyan knowledge and insight,
beyond man's state.


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