Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
II: Bala Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
II. Powers

Sutta 15

Bala-Daṭṭhabba Suttaɱ

To Be Seen

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[11] [637]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, there are these five powers.

What five?

The power of faith,
the power of energy,
the power of mindfulness,
the power of concentration,
[12] and the power of wisdom.|| ||

 

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(1) "And where, bhikkhus, is the power of faith to be seen?

The power of faith is to be seen in the four factors of stream-entry.

(2) And where is the power of energy to be seen? The power of energy is to be seen in the four right strivings.

(3) And where is the power of mindfulness to be seen?

The power of mindfulness is to be seen in the four establishments of mindfulness.

(4) And where is the power of concentration to be seen? The power of concentration is to be seen in the four jhānas.

(5) And where is the power of wisdom to be seen?

The power of wisdom is to be seen in the four noble truths.

"These, bhikkhus, are the five powers."


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