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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 102

Ānisaɱsa Suttaɱ

Without Reserve (a)[1]

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[308]

[1][than] 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:

Anent. > O.E. on efen, on efn, on emn = on even with, on a level with, side-by side with, beside, face to face with, opposite, against; #10-11: in respect of, as regards; in respect or referece to, concerning, about.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

"Monks, if a monk perceive six advantages,
it is enough to establish,
without reserve,
the thought of impermanence anent all phenomena.

What six?

"Then[2] all phenomena shall appear to me as lacking fixity;

my mind shall find no delight in any world;

my mind shall rise above every world;

my thoughts shall be inclined towards Nibbāna;

the fetters in me shall go towards their ceasing;

and I shall follow the course of highest recluseship."

[309] Verily, monks, if a monk perceive these six advantages,
it is enough to establish,
without reserve,
the thought of impermanence anent all phenomena.'

 


[1] The Uddāna, with S.e., tayo anodhi saŋvuttā. P.E.D. does not notice saŋvutta.

[2] Ca.


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