Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
VI: Nīvaraṇa Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
VI. Hindrances

Sutta 59

Paṭhama Vuḍḍha-Pabbajita Suttaɱ

Gone Forth in Old Age (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, it is rare to find one gone forth in old age who possesses five qualities.

What five?

It is rare to find one gone forth in old age

(1) who is astute;

(2) who has the proper manner;

(3) who is learned;

(4) who can speak on the Dhamma; and

(5) who is an expert on the discipline.

It is rare to find one gone forth in old age who possesses these five qualities."


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