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Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
XXII: Sāmañña-Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
X. The Book of the Tens
XXII: Characteristics

Sutta 217

Rāgādi-Peyyālaɱ 1 & 2

Lust (a)

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

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[309] [199]

[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

"Monks."

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

"Monks, for the thorough comprehension of lust
ten qualities should be made to grow.

What ten?

The idea of the foul,
of death,
of the repulsiveness in food,
of non-delight in all the world,
of impermanence,
of ill,
of the not-self,
of abandoning,
of fading interest
and the idea of ending.

These are the ten qualities to be made to grow
for the thorough comprehension of lust.

 

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Ten (other) qualities should be made to grow
for the thorough comprehension of lust.

What ten?

The idea of impermanence,
of the not-self,
of the repulsiveness in food,
of non-delight in all the world,
of the bony (skeleton),[1]
of the worm-eaten corpse,
of the discoloured corpse,
of the fissured corpse,
and the idea of the inflated corpse.

These are the ten qualities to be made to grow
for the thorough comprehension of lust."

 


[1] Cf. G.S. ii, 16.


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