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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 70

Dutiya Kathā-Vatthu Suttaɱ

Topics of talk (b)

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

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[88][129]

[1][than] 'Monks, there are these ten praiseworthy examples.

"What ten?

[130] In this connexion, monks,
a monk, as regards himself,
is one who wants little,
and he is one who makes wanting little
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who wants little
and a monk who makes others
talk about wanting little
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is contented
and he is one who makes contentment
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is contented
and a monk who makes others
talk about contentment
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is fond of seclusion
and he is one who makes fondness of seclusion
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is fond of seclusion
and a monk who makes others
talk about being fond of seclusion
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is fond of solitude
and he is one who makes fondness of solitude
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is fond of solitude
and a monk who makes others
talk about being fond of solitude
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is of energetic striving
and he is one who makes energetic striving
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is of energetic striving
and a monk who makes others
talk about striving energetically
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is virtuous
and he is one who makes virtue
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is virtuous
and a monk who makes others
talk about virtue
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is proficient in concentration,
and he is one who makes proficiency in concentration
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is proficient in concentration
and a monk who makes others
talk about proficiency in concentration
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is proficient in insight,
and he is one who makes proficiency in insight
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is proficient in insight
and a monk who makes others
talk about proficiency in insight
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is proficient in release,
and he is one who makes proficiency in release
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is proficient in release
and a monk who makes others
talk about proficiency in release
are praiseworthy examples.

Also a monk, as regards himself,
is one who is proficient in release by knowing and seeing
and he is one who makes proficiency in release by knowing and seeing
a topic of talk among the monks.

Both a monk who is proficient in release by knowing and seeing
and a monk who makes others
talk about proficiency in release by knowing and seeing
are praiseworthy examples.[1]

 


[1] Cf. M. i, 214.

Ed. Note: It is recommended that this sutta be read along with #69, as this appears to have originally been the conclusion or extension of that sutta.


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