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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
2. Anusaya Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sevens
Chapter II: Leanings

Sutta 18

Niddasa-Vatthu Suttaɱ

Grounds for Praise

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][olds] 'Monks, these are the seven grounds for praise.

What seven?

Consider a monk who is keenly eager to undergo the training
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is [10] keenly eager to observe Dhamma
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is keenly eager to discipline desire
and whose and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is keenly eager to go apart
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is keenly eager to put forth energy
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is keenly eager to master mindfulness
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training;

who is keenly eager to penetrate views
and whose zeal wanes not in the days of his training —

verily, monks, these are the seven grounds for praise.'[1]

 


[1] See below, pp. 20-21 [#s 39,40]; D. iii, 252.


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