Aïguttara Nikàya
Sattakanipàta
Pañhamapaõõàsakaü
001. Dhanavaggo

1. Pañhamapiyasuttaü Ý First on amiability

001.01. I heard thus. At one time The Blessed One was living in the monastery offered by Anàthapiõóika in Jeta's grove in Sàvatthi. The Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus:

Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with seven things is disliked, not condescending, is not revered and not developed, to the co-associates in the holy life. What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu desires, gain, honour, praise, is shameless, without remorse, with evil desires and wrong view. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is disliked, is not condescending, is not revered and not developed, to the co-associates in the holy life.

Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with seven things is liked, condescending, revered and developed, to the co-associates in the holy life. What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu does not desire, gain, honour, and praise, has shame, remorse, has few desires and has right view. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is liked, condescending, revered and developed, to the co-associates in the holy life.

2. Dutiyapiyasuttaü Ý Second on amiability

001.02. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with seven things is disliked, not condesending, is not revered and not developed, to the co-associates in the holy life. What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu desires, gain, honour, praise, is shameless, without remorse, is jealous and miserly. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is disliked, is not condesending, is not revered and not developed, to the co-associates in the holy life.

Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with seven things is liked, condesending, revered and developed, to the co-associates in the holy life. What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu does not desire, gain, honour, and praise, has shame, remorse, is not jealous and miserly. Bhikkhus, the bhikkhu endowed with these seven things is liked, condesending, revered and developed, to the co-associates in the holy life.

3. Samkhittabalasuttaü Ý Power in short

001.03. At one time The Blessed One was abiding in the monastery offered by Anàthapiõóika in Jeta's grove in Sàvatthi ... re ...

Bhikkhus, these seven are powers. What seven?

The power of faith, effort, shame, remorse, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. Bhikkhus, these seven are powers.

The powers of faith, effort, shame, remorse, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom is the seventh. Empowered by these the bhikkhu abides pleasantly, wisely discriminating the meanings in the Teaching, as a light is extinguished the release of extinction, comes to the mind.

4. Vitthatabalasuttaü Ý Powers explained

001.04. Bhikkhus, these seven are powers. What seven?

The power of faith, effort, shame, remorse, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of faith?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple takes faith in the enlightenment of the Thus Gone One: That Blessed One is worthy, rightfully enlightened ... re ... the Teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed. Bhikkhus, this is the power of faith.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of effort?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides with aroused effort, to dispel demeritorious things and to amass meritorious things, becomes firm not giving up the main aim in meritorious things. Bhikkhus, this is the power of effort.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of shame?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides with shame, shameful of bodily misconduct verbal misconduct and mental misconduct is shameful of demeritorious things, Bhikkhus, this is the power of shame.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of remorse?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides with remorse for bodily, verbal and mental misconduct and with remorse for demeritorious things. Bhikkhus, this is the power of remorse.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of mindfulness?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides endowed with the highest carefulness in mindfulness calling to mind and recalling things told and uttered long ago. Bhikkhus, this is the power of mindfulness.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of concentration?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple secluding the mind from sensual desires, ... re ... abides in the fourth higher state of the mind. Bhikkhus, this is the power of concentration.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of wisdom?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple becomes wise of the rising and fading of the five holding masses, for the rightful penetration of unpleasantness. Bhikkhus, this is the power of concentration.

The powers of faith, effort, shame, remorse, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom is the seventh, empowered by these the bhikkhu abides pleasantly, wisely discriminating the meanings in the Teaching, as a light is extinguished the release of extinction, comes to the mind.

5. Saükhittadhanasuttaü Ý Wealth in short

001.05. Bhikkhus, these seven are the wealths. What seven?

The wealths of faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learning, benevolence and wisdom. Bhikkhus, these seven are the wealths.

The wealths faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learning, benevolence,

With wisdom as the of the Enlightened One.

6. Vitthatadhanasuttaü Ý Wealths in detail

001.06. Bhikkhus, these seven are the wealths. What seven?

The wealths of faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learning, benevolence and wisdom.

Bhikkhus, what is the wealth of faith?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple takes faith in the enlightenment of the Thus Gone One: That Blessed One is worthy, rightfully enlightened ... re ... the Teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed. Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of faith.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of virtues?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abstains from destroying living things ... re ... and taking intoxicating and brewed drinks Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of virtues.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of shame?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides with shame, shameful of bodily misconduct verbal misconduct and mental misconduct is shameful of demeritorious things. Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of shame.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of remorse?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple abides with remorse for bodily, verbal and mental misconduct and with remorse for demeritorious things. Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of remorse.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of learning?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple becomes learned, bearing and treasuring what he has learned of the Teaching that is good at the beginning, in the middle and the end, full of meaning in letters and words and completely stating the pure holy life. Of that Teaching he becomes learned, practises it verbally and penetratingly sees it and straightens the view Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of learning.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of benevolence?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple lives in a household with a mind free of the stains of miserliness, freely giving, with open hands, attached to giving and arranging to give to the needy. Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of benevolence.

Bhikkhus, what is a wealth of wisdom?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple becomes wise of the rising and fading of the five holding masses, for the rightful penetration of unpleasantness. Bhikkhus, this is a wealth of wisdom.

The wealths faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learning, benevolence,

With wisdom as the seventh, if a woman or man has these wealths

He is not poor and his life is not useless

Therefore the wise develop faith, virtues and right view

Recalling the dispensation of the Enlightened One.

7. Uggasuttaü Ý Ugga, the chief minister

001.07. Then Ugga the chief minister approached The Blessed One, worshipped sat on a side and said to The Blessed One:

Venerable sir, it is wonderful and surprising the wealth and resources amassed by Migara Rohana. Ugga, how much are the wealth and resources of Migara Rohana? Venerable sir, the gold are in hundreds, in hundred thousands, there is nothing to speak of the rupees.

Ugga, there is wealth of this nature, I do not say, there is not. Ugga that wealth is not something peculiar to fire, water, kings, robbers and unwanted inheritors. Ugga, there are these seven wealths, not available to fire, water, kings, robbers and unwanted inheritors. What seven? The wealths of faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learnedness, benevolence and wisdom. Ugga, these seven wealths are not available to fire, water, kings, robbers and unwanted inheritors.

The wealths faith, virtues, shame, remorse, learning, benevolence,

With wisdom as the seventh, if a woman or man has these wealths

He is not poor and his life is not useless

Therefore the wise develop faith, virtues and right view

Recalling the dispensation of the Enlightened One.

8. Saüyojanasuttaü Ý Bonds

001.08. Bhikkhus, these seven are the bonds. What seven?

The bonds of, falling in with, aversion, views, doubts, measuring, the greed to be and ignorance. Bhikkhus, these seven are the bonds.

9. Pahànasuttaü Ý Dispelling

001.09. Bhikkhus, the holy life is lived for dispelling and for uprooting completely the seven bonds. What seven?

The bonds of, falling in with, aversion, views, doubts, measuring, the greed to be and ignorance.

Bhikkhus, when the bond falling in with is dispelled, pulled out from the roots, made a palm stump, made a thing that would not rise again, when the bond aversion, ... re ... views, ... re ... doubts, ... re ... measuring, ... re ... the greed to be, ... re ... and ignorance is dispelled, pulled out from the roots, made a palm stump, made a thing that would not rise again, it is said that the bhikkhu has cut up craving turned out bonds and rightfully overcoming measuring has made an end of unpleasantness.

10. Macchariyasuttaü Ý Miserliness

001.10. Bhikkhus, these seven are the bonds. What seven?

The bonds of, falling in with, aversion, views, doubts, measuring, jealousy and selfishness.