Aïguttara Nikàya
002. Anusayavaggo Ý Latent tendencies

1. Pañhama Ý anusayauttaü Ý First on latent tendencies

002.01. Bhikkhus, these seven are latent tendencies. What seven?

The latent tendency of sensual greed, aversion, views, doubts, measuring, the greed to be and ignorance Bhikkhus, these seven are latent tendencies.

2. ôutiya Ý anusayauttaü Ý Second on latent tendencies

002.02. Bhikkhus, the holy life is lived for dispelling and for uprooting completely the seven latent tendencies. What seven?

Bhikkhus, the holy life is lived for dispelling, for uprooting the latent tendency to sensual greed the latent tendency to aversion, ... re ... the latent tendency to views, ... re ... The latent tendency to doubt, ... re ... the latent tendency to measure, ... re ... the latent tendency, the greed to be, ... re ... and the latent tendency to ignorance.

Bhikkhus, when the latent tendency to sensual greed is dispelled pulled out from the roots, made a palm stump, made a thing that would not rise again, when the latent tendency to aversion, ... re ... to views, ... re ... to doubts, ... re ... to measure ... 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 the bhikkhu has cut up craving, has turned out the bonds, having rightfully overcome measurting has made an end of unpleasantness.

3. Kulasuttaü Ý Families

002.03. Bhikkhus, families endowed with seven factors are not suitable to be approached, even if already approached it is not suitable to take a seat. What seven?

Does not rise from the seat happily, does not worship happily, does not offer a seat happily, hide their belongings, gives a little when there is a lot, gives a little of exalted things, gives carelessly. Bhikkhus, families endowed with these seven factors are not suitable to be approached, even if already approached it is not suitable to take a seat.

Bhikkhus, families endowed with seven factors are suitable to be approached, if already approached is suitable to take a seat. What seven?

Rises from the seat happily, worships happily, offers a seat happily, does not hide their belongings, gives much when there is a lot, gives some of the exalted things, gives carefully. Bhikkhus, families endowed with these seven factors are suitable to be approached, if already approached it is suitable to take a seat.

4. Puggalasuttaü Ý Great Men

002.04. Bhikkhus, these seven persons are worthy of honour, hospitality, gifts and worshipful with clasped hands the incomparable field of merit for the world. What seven?

Those released bothwise, those released through wisdom, those who witness it with the body, those come to right view, those released through faith, those living according to the Teaching, those living according to faith. Bhikkhus, these seven persons are worthy of honour, hospitality, gifts and worshipful with clasped hands the incomparable field of merit for the world.

5. Udakåpamàsuttaü Ý Persons with comparisons to water

002.05. Bhikkhus, these seven persons with comparisons to water are evident in the world. What seven?

Bhikkhus, a certain one himself sinks and sinks in the water, another comes to the surface and sinks, another comes to the surface and keeps standing, another comes to the surface with spiritual insight inspects, another comes to the surface and crosses over, another comes to the surface and fathoms the depth. The other a Brahmin comes to the surface crosses over and stands on hard ground.

Bhikkhus, which person sinks and sinks by himself?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person is endowed with only dark demeritorious things. Thus this person sinks and sinks by himself.

Bhikkhus, which person comes to the surface and sinks?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. That faith, shame, remorse, effort and wisdom does not get established or develop in him, it diminishes. Thus this person comes to the surface and sinks.

Bhikkhus, which person comes to the surface and stands?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. That faith, shame, remorse, effort and wisdom does not decrease nor develop in him, it stands. Thus this person comes to the surface and stands.

Bhikkhus, which person comes to the surface and with spiritual insight inspects?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. Destroying three bonds he enters the stream of the Teaching, not falling from there becomes intent on extinction. Thus this person comes to the surface and with spiritual insight inspects.

Bhikkhus, which person comes to the surface and crosses over?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. Destroying three bonds he enters the stream of the Teaching and diminishing greed, hate and delusion comes back to this world once more and makes an end of unpleasantness. Thus this person comes to the surface and crosses over.

Bhikkhus, which person comes to the surface and fathoms the depths?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. Destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, he takes spontaneous birth and extinguishes in that same birth. Thus this person comes to the surface and fathoms the depth.

Bhikkhus, which one is the Brahmin, who comes to the surface crosses over and stands on hard ground?

Here, bhikkhus a certain person comes to the surface and thinks faith, ... re ... shame, ... re ... remorse, ... re ... effort, ... re ... and wisdom is good for meritorious things. Destroying desires, releasing the mind and releasd through wisdom, here and now by himelf realizing he abides. Bhikkhus, this is the Brahmin, who comes to the surface crosses over and stands on hard ground.

Bhikkhus, these seven persons with comparisons to water are evident in the world.

6. Aniccànupassãsuttaü Ý Reflecting impermanence

002.06. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting impermanence in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of impermanence, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. He destroying desires, ... re ... realizing abides. Bhikkhus, this is the first person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit, for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting impermanence in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of impermanence, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. His finishing up of desires and ending life takes place at one and same time. Bhikkhus, this is the second person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting impermanence in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of impermanence, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. Destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, he waits to extinguish, ... re ... is close upon extinction ... re ... is to extinguish without determinations, ... re ... is to extinguish with determinations, ... re ... is one going up stream as far as the highest world of Brahma. Bhikkhus, this is the seventh person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident.

7. Dukkhànupassãsuttaü Ý Reflecting unpleasantness

002.07. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting unpleasantness in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of impermanence, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. He destroying desires, ... re ... realizing abides. Bhikkhus, this is the first person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit, for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting unpleasantness in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of unpleasantness, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. His finishing up of desires and ending life takes place at one and the same time. Bhikkhus, this is the second person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting unpleasantness in all determinations. Experiencing the perception of unpleasantness, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. Destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, he waits to extinguish, ... re ... is close upon extinction ... re ... is to extinguish without determinations, ... re ... is to extinguish with determinations, ... re ... is one going up stream as far as the highest world of Brahma. Bhikkhus, this is the seventh person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident.

8. Anattànupassãsuttaü Ý Reflecting the lack of a self

002.08. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting the lack of a self in all things. Experiencing the perception of lacking a self, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. Destroying desires, ... re ... realizing he abides. Bhikkhus, this is the first person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit, for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting the lack of a self in all things. Experiencing the perception of the lack of a self, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. His finishing up of desires and ending life take place at one and the same time. Bhikkhus, this is the second person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting the lack of a self in all things. Experiencing the perception of the lack of a self, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. Destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, he waits to extinguish, ... re ... is close upon extinction ... re ... is to extinguish without determinations, ... re ... is to extinguish with determinations, ... re ... is one going up stream as far as the highest world of Brahma. Bhikkhus, this is the seventh person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident.

9. Nibbànasuttaü Ý Extinction

002.09. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting pleasantness in extinction. Experiencing the perception of pleasantness, constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. He destroying desires, ... re ... realizing abides. Bhikkhus, this is the first person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit, for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting pleasantness in extinction. Experiencing the perception of pleasantness constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. His finishing up of desires and ending life take place at one and the same time. Bhikkhus, this is the second person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world.

Again, bhikkhus, a certain person abides reflecting pleasantness in extinction. Experiencing the perception of pleasantness constantly, without an interruption, with a mind inclined to see wisely with penetrating insight. Destroying the five lower bonds binding him to the sensual world, he waits to extinguish, ... re ... is close upon extinction ... re ... is to extinguish without determinations, ... re ... is to extinguish with determinations, ... re ... is one going up stream as far as the highest world of Brahma. Bhikkhus, this is the seventh person worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world. Bhikkhus, these seven persons worthy of offerings, hospitality, gifts, to be worshipped with clasped hands, the incomparable field of merit for the world are evident.

10. Niddasavatthusuttaü Ý Special attributes

002.10. Bhikkhus, these seven are special attributes. What seven?

Here, bhikkhus, the bhikkhu has keen interest in observing the precepts, and has not lost the love for future observing of the precepts. The bhikkhu has keen interest in attending to the Teaching, has not lost the love for future attention to the Teaching. The bhikkhu has keen interest in training desires, and has not lost the love for future training of desires. The bhikkhu has keen interest for seclusion, and has not lost the love for future seclusions. The bhikkhu has keen interest for arousing effort, and has not lost the love for future arousing of effort. The bhikkhu has keen interest in careful discriminating mindfulness and has not lost the love for future careful discriminating mindfulness. The bhikkhu has a keen interest to penetrate to right view, and has not lost the love for future pnetration to right vãew. Bhikkhus, these seven are special attributes.