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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 83

Agga-Dhamma Suttaɱ

The Chief Thing

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[303]

[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 be possessed of six things,
he cannot become[1] one
to realize the chief thing,
arahantship.

What six?

Herein a monk
is without faith,
modesty
or fear of blame,
is indolent,
lacks insight
and hankers after action[2] and life.

Monks, if a monk be possessed of these six,
he cannot become one
to realize the chief thing,
arahantship.'

 

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But, monks, if a monk be possessed of six things,
he can become one
to realize the chief thing,
arahantship.

What six?

Herein a monk
has faith,
modesty
and fear of blame,
is not indolent,
has insight
and hankers not after action and life.

Monks, if a monk be possessed of these six,
he can become one
to realize the chief thing,
arahantship.'

 


[1] Abhabbo. See above, p. 299, n. 3.

[2] Or 'body' (kāye).


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