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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
VII. Yamaka Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
VII: The Pairs

Sutta 64

Avecca-p-Pasanna Suttaɱ

Unwavering

Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.

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[81]

[1][olds] 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, whosoever have unwavering faith in me,
all of them are stream-winners.

Of those who are stream-winners
[82] the goal of five is won here (on earth);
of five others
the goal is won on leaving here.

 

§

 

Of which five is the goal won here?

[1] Of him who has but seven more births at most,

[2] of him who is reborn in a good family,

[3] of the one-seeder,

[4] of the once-returner,[ed1]

[5] and of him who in this same visible state is arahant.

Of such the goal is won here (on Earth).

 

§

 

And of which five is the goal won on leaving here?

[1] Of him who attains release midway,

[2] of him who attains release by reduction of his time,

[3] or who does so without much trouble,

[4] or with some little trouble,

[5] and of the up-streamer who goes to the Elders.

Of such the goal is won on leaving here.

 

§

 

Whosoever, monks, have unwavering faith in me,
all of them are stream-winners.

Of five such the goal is won here;
of other such five
the goal is won after leaving here.'[ed1]

 


[ed1] Woodward omits.


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