Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
II: Bala Vagga

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

Sutta 18

Parahita Suttaɱ

Welfare (2)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[13] [638]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, possessing five qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing for the welfare of others but not for his own welfare.

What five?

(1) Here, a bhikkhu is not accomplished in virtuous behavior himself but he encourages others to become accomplished in virtuous behavior;

(2) he is not accomplished in concentration himself but he encourages others to become accomplished in concentration;

(3) he is not accomplished in wisdom himself but he encourages others to become accomplished in wisdom;

(4) he is not accomplished in liberation himself but he encourages others to become accomplished in liberation;

(5) he is not accomplished in the knowledge and vision of liberation himself but he encourages others to become accomplished in the knowledge and vision of liberation. Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing for the welfare of others but not for his own welfare."


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