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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

Sutta 106

Nijjara Suttaɱ

Causes of Wearing Out

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

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[151] [215]

[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," they replied, and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these ten bases of wearing out.[1]

What ten?

For one who has right view, monks,
wrong view is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong view -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right view,
reach fullness of culture.[2]

[152] For one who has right thinking, monks,
wrong thinking is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong thinking -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right thinking,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right speech, monks,
wrong speech is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong speech -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right speech,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right action, monks,
wrong action is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong action -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right action,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right living,
wrong living is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong living -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right living,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right effort,
wrong effort is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong effort -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right effort,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right mindfulness,
wrong mindfulness is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong mindfulness -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right mindfulness,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right concentration,
wrong concentration is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong concentration -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right concentration,
reach fullness of culture.

[216]For one who has right knowledge,
wrong knowledge is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong knowledge -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right knowledge,
reach fullness of culture.

For one who has right release,
wrong release is worn out,
and those divers evil, unprofitable states
which come into being
because of wrong release -
those also are worn out in him;
while those divers good, profitable states,
due to right release,
reach fullness of culture.

These, monks, are the ten basic causes of wearing out.'

 


[1] Nijjara; cf. G.S. ii, 209.

[2] Bhāvanā-pāripūriɱ, A. i, 43.


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