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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XI: Samaṇa-Saññā-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XI: Ideas of a Recluse[1]

Sutta 101

Samaṇa-Saññā Suttaɱ

Ideas

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

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[1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One said this:

2. "Monks, three ideas of a recluse,
if made to grow,
made much of,
complete seven (other) conditions.

What three?

[1] 'I am now come to a state of being an outcast.'

[2] 'My life is dependent upon others.'

[3] 'I must now behave myself differently.'

These three ideas of a recluse,
if made to grow,
made much of,
complete seven (other) conditions.

 

§

 

What seven?

[1] He is one who ever and always
makes no pause
in action[2] or practice of virtue;
[2] he is not greedy or covetous;[ed1]
[3] he does no harm to any one;
[4] he is without self-conceit;
[5] he is eager for the training;
[211] [6] as regards the necessaries of life he thinks:

'This is[3] my object';
[7] he dwells ardent in energy.

Thus, monks, these three ideas of a recluse,
if made to grow,
if made much of,
complete these seven conditions."

 


[1] Cf. § 48. 'Recluse' for samaṇa (çramaṇa) is not perfectly fitting, for such were not solitaries. 'Austere' is perhaps nearer the meaning. The usual comment is samita-pāpatta (calmed as to wickedness).

[2] Satata-kārī ... vuttī.

[3] Idam atthan ti'ssa = ime paccayā ti. So also Comy. but text has several v.ll.

 


[ed1] anabhijjhālū hoti, Omitted by Woodward. Translated here from PED.


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