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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 79

Adhigama Suttaɱ

Attainment[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[302]

[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 possess six things,
he cannot attain unattained skill in Dhamma,
nor increase his skill attained therein.

What six?

Herein a monk is unskilled in entering,
in leaving,
in approach,
has no wish to attain unattained skill in Dhamma,
preserves not his skill attained,
nor stirs to persevere.

Verily, monks, if a monk possess these six,
he cannot attain [303] unattained skill in Dhamma,
nor increase his skill attained therein.

 

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But, monks, if a monk possess six things,
he can attain unattained skill in Dhamma,
and increase his skill attained therein.

What six?

Herein a monk is skilled in entering,
in leaving,
in approach,
has the wish to attain unattained skill in Dhamma,
preserves his skill attained,
and stirs to persevere.

Verily, monks, if a monk possess these six things,
he can attain unattained skill in Dhamma,
and increase his skill attained therein.

 


[1] Adhigama


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