Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
VI: Nīvaraṇa Vagga

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

Sutta 60

Dutiya Vuḍḍhapabbajita Suttaɱ

Gone Forth in Old Age (2)

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 easy to correct;

[79] (2) who firmly retains in mind what he has learned;

(3) who accepts instruction respectfully;

(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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