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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Chakka Nipāta
X. Ānisaŋsa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter X: Advantages

Sutta 96

Pātu-Bhāva Suttaɱ

The Manifesting

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[307]

[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, the manifesting of six
is hard to come by in the world.

What six?

The[1] manifesting of the Tathāgata,
arahant,
fully enlightened,
is hard to come by in the world;

a teacher of the Tathāgata-declared Dhamma-discipline,
is hard to come by in the world;

rebirth in the Ariyan region;[2],
is hard to come by in the world;

entire sense-governance,
is hard to come by in the world;

freedom from stupidity,
folly
and blindness,
is hard to come by in the world;

the desire to do right
is hard to come by in the world.

Verily, monks, the manifesting of these six
is hard to come by in the world.'

 


[1] Cf. above V, $ 143.

[2] Ariyāyatane. Comy. majjhima-dese.


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