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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 78

Sukha-Somanassa Suttaɱ

Happiness

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, if a monk follow six things,
he will live here now
in great happiness and contentment,
and for him the mould has begun to form[1]
for destroying the cankers.

What six?

Herein a monk delights in Dhamma,
in growth,
in renunciation,
in solitude,
in being free of ill-will
and in non-diffuseness.[2]

Monks, if a monk follow these six,
he will live here now
in great happiness and contentment,
and for him the mould has begun to form
for destroying the cankers.'

 


[1] Yoni c'assa āraddhā hoti.

[2] Nippapañcārāmo. Comy. Nippapañca-saŋkhāte Nibbāne ramati. Cf. above for papañca (always a difficult rendering), p. 210.


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