AN V 153 Righteous Practice (3)

AN V 153 Righteous Practice (3)

 

Tatiya sammattaniyāma Sutta #

 

 

“Monks,

Possessing five qualities, 

Even if someone were to listen to the True Dhamma,

One is unable to understand the practice,

Of righteous [Development in] wholesome states.

 

What Five?

 

(1) One is enraged, immersed in rage,

(2) One has a reproaching mind, bent on finding faults,

(3) One is stubborn and despises the teacher,

(4) One is unwise, foolish and dull,

(5) One thinks he has understood what he has not.

 

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Monks, 

Possessing five qualities,

Listening to the True Dhamma, 

One is able to understand the practice

Of righteous [Development in] wholesome states.

 

What five?

 

(1) One is not enraged, not immersed in rage,

(2) One has a reproaching mind, bent on finding faults,

(3) One is stubborn and despises the teacher,

(4) One is wise and sharp, not foolish.

(5) One doesn’t think that he has understood what he has not.

 

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