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Satthusasana Sutta

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Title: Satthusasana Sutta: To Upali

Summary: The Buddha explains to Ven. Upali how to recognize authentic teachings of Dhamma.

AN 7.79

PTS: A iv 143

Satthusasana Sutta: To Upali

The Teacher's Instruction

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Then Ven. Upali went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: “It would be good, lord, if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief such that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One, I might dwell alone, secluded, heedful, ardent, & resolute.”

“Upali, the qualities of which you may know, 'These qualities do not lead to utter disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, nor to Unbinding': You may categorically hold, 'This is not the Dhamma, this is not the Vinaya, this is not the Teacher's instruction.'

“As for the qualities of which you may know, 'These qualities lead to utter disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to calm, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding': You may categorically hold, 'This is the Dhamma, this is the Vinaya, this is the Teacher's instruction.'”

See also: AN 8.53; SN 56.11; MN 72

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