Aŋguttara Nikāya


 

Aŋguttara Nikāya
X. Dasaka-Nipāta
IV. Upāli Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
X. The Book of the Tens
IV. Upāli

Sutta 34 (WP #36)

Nisasaya Suttaɱ

Novice

Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[73] [1389]

[1][pts] "Bhante, how many qualities should a bhikkhu possess to be attended upon by a novice?"

"A bhikkhu who possesses ten qualities, Upāli, may give dependence.

What ten?" ...

(1) Here, a bhikkhu is virtuous ... he trains in them.

(2) He has learnt much ... and penetrated well by view.

(3) Both Pātimokkha s have been well transmitted to him in detail, well analyzed, well mastered, well determined in terms of the rules and their detailed explication.

(4) He is able to look after a patient or to get someone else to look after him.

(5) He is able to eliminate one's dissatisfaction or to get someone else to eliminate it.

(6) He is able to use the Dhamma to dispel regrets that might arise [in his pupils].

(7) He is able to dissuade them, by way of the Dhamma, from erroneous views that have arisen.

(8) He is able to encourage them in the higher virtuous behavior.

(9) He is able to encourage them in the higher mind.

(10) He is able to encourage them in the higher wisdom.

"A bhikkhu who possesses these ten qualities may be attended upon by a novice."


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