Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara-Nikāya
III. Tika Nipāta
II. Rathakāra Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
III. The Book of the Threes
II. The Cart Maker

Sutta 11

Ñāta Suttaɱ

Well Known

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts][olds][upal] "Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a well-known bhikkhu is acting for the harm of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin, harm, and suffering of many people, of devas and human beings.

What three?

He encourages them in discordant bodily action, discordant verbal action, and discordant [mental] qualities.

Possessing these three qualities, a well-known bhikkhu is acting for the harm of many people, for the unhappiness of many people, for the ruin, harm, and suffering of many people, of devas and human beings.

"Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a well-known bhikkhu is acting for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, for the good, welfare, and happiness of many people, of devas and human beings.

What three?

He encourages them in concordant bodily action, concordant verbal action, and concordant [mental] qualities.

Possessing these three qualities, a well-known bhikkhu is acting for the welfare of many people, for the happiness of many people, for the good, welfare, and happiness of many people, of devas and human beings."


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