Aïguttara Nikàya
002. Balavaggo Ý Power

1. Ananussutasuttaü Ý Things not heard before

002.01. Bhikkhus, achieving perfection in things never heard before, I acknowledge these five powers of the Thus Gone One, endowed with which, the Thus Gone One wields the most distinguished place among gatherings and roaring the lion's roar rolls the wheel of the Teaching. What five?

The power of faith, the power of shame, the power of remorse, the power of effort and the power of wisdom.

Bhikkhus, achieving perfection in things never heard before, I acknowledge these five powers of the Thus Gone One, endowed with which, the Thus Gone One wields the most distinguished place among gatherings and roaring the lion's roar rolls the wheel of the Teaching.

2. Kåñasuttaü Ý The most important

002.02. Bhikkhus, these five are powers of a trainer. What five?

The power of faith, shame, remorse, effort and wisdom. Bhikkhus, of these five the most important and the one that holds together the rest is wisdom.

Just as the ridge pole is the most important and it is the one which holds together the rest of a gabled roof, in the same manner, of the powers of faith, shame, remorse, effort and wisdom, the most important, and the one that holds together the rest is wisdom.

3. Saükhittasuttaü Ý In short

002.03. Bhikkhus, these five are the powers. What five?

The power of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. These five are the powers.

4. Vitthatasuttaü Ý In detail

002.04. Bhikkhus, these five are the powers. What five?

The power of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. These five are the powers.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of faith?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple gets established in faith. Has faith in the enlightenment of the Thus Gone One- The Blessed One is worthy, rightfully enlightened, endowed with knowledge and conduct, well gone, knower of worlds, the incomparable tamer of those to be tamed, Teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed. Bhikkhus, this is the power of faith.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of effort?

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

Bhikkhus, what is the power of mindfulness?

Here, bhikkhus the noble disciple becomes mindful endowed with the highest prudence, recalling things told and heard long ago. Bhikkhus, this is the power of mindfulness.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of concentration?

Here bhikkhus, the noble disciple secluded from sensual desires and demeritorious things with thoughts and discursive thoughts and with joy and pleasantness born of seclusion abides in the first higher state of mind. Overcoming thoughts and thought processes, abides in the second higher state of mind. With equanimity to joy and disenchantment abides mindful and aware, experiencing pleasantness with the body too and abides in the third higher state of mind. To this the noble ones say mindfully abiding in pleasantness with equanimity. Dispelling pleasantness and unpleasantness, earlier having dispelled pleasure and displeasure, without unpleasantness and pleasantness by purifying the mind with equanimity abides in the fourth higher state of mind. Bhikkhus, this is the power of concentration.

Bhikkhus, what is the power of wisdom?

Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple becomes wise about the arising and fading of the five holding masses for penetrating insight to rightfully dispel unpleasantness. This is the power of wisdom.

Bhikkhus, these are the five powers.

5. Daññhabbasuttaü Ý Should be known

002.05. Bhikkhus, these five are the powers. What five? The power of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom.

Bhikkhus, how should the power of faith be known? The four factors of the stream winner should be known as the power of faith.

Bhikkhus, how should the power of effort be known? The four endeavours should be known as the power of effort.

Bhikkhus, how should the power of mindfulness be known? The four establishments of mindfulness should be known as the power of mindfulness.

Bhikkhus, how should the power of concentration be known? The four higher states of the mind should be known as the power of concentration.

Bhikkhus, how should the power of wisdom be known? The four noble truths should be known as the power of wisdom.

6. Punakåñasuttaü Ý Again the most important

002.06. Bhikkhus, these five are the powers. What five?

The power of faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. Bhikkhus, of these five the most important and the one that holds together the rest is wisdom.

Just as the ridge pole is the most important and it is the one which holds together the rest of a gabled roof, in the same manner, of the powers of faith, effort mindfulness concentration and wisdom, the most important, and the one that holds together the rest is wisdom.

7. Pañhamahitasuttaü Ý First on welfare

002.07. Bhikkhus, endowed with five things the bhikkhu falls to the method of his own welfare, not the welfare of others What five?

Here bhikkhus, the bhikkhu is virtuous, does not incite others to be virtuous. The bhikkhu is concentrated, does not incite others to concentrate. The bhikkhu is wise, does not incite others to be wise. The bhikkhu is released, does not incite others to be released. The bhikkhu is endowed with knowledge and vision of release, does not incite others to knowledge and vision of release.

8. Dutiyahitasuttaü Ý Second on welfare

18. Bhikkhus, endowed with five things the bhikkhu falls to the method of the welfare of others not his own What five?

Here bhikkhus, the bhikkhu is not virtuous and he incites others to be virtuous. The bhikkhu is not concentrated and he incites others to concentrate. The bhikkhu is not wise and he incites others to be wise The bhikkhu is not released and he incites others to be released. The bhikkhu is not endowed with knowledge and vision of release and he incites others to knowledge and vision of release.

9. Tatiyahitasuttaü Ý Third on welfare

002.09. Bhikkhus, endowed with five things the bhikkhu falls to the method of neither his own welfare nor the welfare of others. What five?

Here bhikkhus, the bhikkhu is not virtuous and he does not incite others to be virtuous. The bhikkhu is not concentrated and he does not incite others to concentrate. The bhikkhu is not wise and he does not incite others to be wise The bhikkhu is not released and he does not incite others to be released. The bhikkhu is not endowed with knowledge and vision of release and he does not incite others to knowledge and vision of release.

10. Catutthahitasuttaü Ý Fourth on welfare

002.10. Bhikkhus, endowed with five things the bhikkhu falls to the method of his own welfare and the welfare of others. What five?

Here bhikkhus, the bhikkhu is virtuous and he incites others to be virtuous. The bhikkhu is concentrated and he incites others to concentrate. The bhikkhu is wise and he incites others to be wise The bhikkhu is released and he incites others to be released. The bhikkhu is endowed with knowledge and vision of release and he incites others to knowledge and vision of release.