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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
46. Bojjhanga Saɱyutta
V. Cakkavatti-Vaggo

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
V: The Great Chapter
46: Kindred Sayings on the Limbs of Wisdom
V. Roller of the Wheel

Sutta 45

Paññavā Suttaɱ

Intelligent[1]

Translated by F. L. Woodward

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[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

"Now a certain brother came to see the Exalted One
on coming to him greeted him courteously,
and after the exchange of greetings and compliments
sat down at one side.

Seated at one side
he said to the Exalted One: -

"'Intelligent, no imbecile!'

Intelligent, no imbecile!'
is the saying, lord.

Pray, lord, how far is this name applicable?"

"By the fact, monk, of cultivating,
and making much of
the seven limbs of wisdom,
one is called 'Intelligent, no imbecile.'

What seven?

The limb of wisdom that is mindfulness,
the limb of wisdom that is Norm investigation,
the limb of wisdom that is energy,
the limb of wisdom that is zest,
the limb of wisdom that is tranquillity,
the limb of wisdom that is concentration,
the limb of wisdom that is equinimity."

"By the fact, monk, of cultivating,
and making much of
the seven limbs of wisdom,
one is called 'Intelligent, no imbecile.'

 


[1] Paññavā.


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