Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
IV. Catukka Nipāta
II. Cara Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
II. Walking

Sutta 16

Sokhumma Suttaɱ

Exquisiteness

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[17] [403]

[1][pts][olds] "Bhikkhus, there are these four kinds of exquisiteness.

What four?

(1) Here, a bhikkhu possesses supreme exquisiteness of [404] form.

He does not perceive any other exquisiteness of form more excellent or sublime than that one; he does not yearn for any other exquisiteness of form more excellent or sublime than that one.

(2) He possesses supreme exquisiteness of feeling [18] ...

(3) ... supreme exquisiteness of perception ...

(4) ... supreme exquisiteness of volitional activities.

He does not perceive any other exquisiteness of volitional activities more excellent or sublime than that one; he does not yearn for any other exquisiteness of volitional activities more excellent or sublime than that one.

"These are the four kinds of exquisiteness."

Having known the exquisiteness of form,
the origination of feelings,
and where perception arises,
and where it disappears.

Having known volitional activities,
as alien, suffering, and not self,
that bhikkhu sees rightly;,
peaceful, delighting in the state of peace,
he bears his final body,
having conquered Māra and his mount.


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