Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
II: Bala Vagga

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

Sutta 20

Attahita-Parahita Suttaɱ

Welfare (3)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[14] [639]

[1][pts][than] "Bhikkhus, possessing five qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing both for his own welfare and for the welfare of others.

What five?

(1) Here, a bhikkhu is himself accomplished in virtuous behavior and encourages others to become accomplished in virtuous behavior;

(2) he is himself accomplished in concentration and encourages others to become accomplished in concentration;

(3) he is himself accomplished in wisdom and encourages others to become accomplished in wisdom;

(4) he is himself accomplished in liberation and encourages others to become accomplished in liberation;

(5) he is himself accomplished in the knowledge and vision of liberation and encourages others to become accomplished in the knowledge and vision of liberation.

Possessing these five qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing both for his own welfare and for the welfare of others."


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