Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
Pañcaka Nipāta
VII: Saññā Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
V. The Book of the Fives
VII. Perceptions

Sutta 63

Paṭhama Vaḍḍhī Suttaɱ

Growth (1)

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, growing in five ways, a male noble disciple grows by a noble growth, and he absorbs the essence and the best of this life.

What five?

He grows in faith,
virtuous behavior,
learning,
generosity, and
wisdom.

Growing in these five ways, a male noble disciple grows by a noble growth, and he absorbs the essence and the best of this life."

He who grows in faith and virtuous behavior,
in wisdom, generosity, and learning —
such a discerning superior man
absorbs for himself the essence of this life.


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