6: The Book of the Sixes
X. Benefit — AN 6.103: With a Drawn Sword
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1“Mendicants, seeing six benefits is quite enough to establish the perception of suffering in all conditions without qualification. What six? ‘Perception of disillusionment will be established in me for all conditions, like a killer with a drawn sword.’ ‘My mind will rise above the whole world.’ ‘I will see extinguishment as peaceful.’ ‘My underlying tendencies will be uprooted.’ ‘I will fulfill my duty.’ ‘I will have served my Teacher with love.’
Seeing these six benefits is quite enough to establish the perception of suffering in all conditions without qualification.”
1"Cha, bhikkhave, ānisaṁse sampassamānena alameva bhikkhunā sabbasankhāresu anodhiṁ karitvā dukkhasaññaṁ upaṭṭhāpetuṁ. Katame cha? ‘Sabbasankhāresu ca me nibbidasaññā paccupaṭṭhitā bhavissati, seyyathāpi ukkhittāsike vadhake. Sabbalokā ca me mano vuṭṭhahissati, nibbāne ca santadassāvī bhavissāmi, anusayā ca me samugghātaṁ gacchissanti, kiccakārī ca bhavissāmi, satthā ca me pariciṇṇo bhavissati mettāvatāyā’ti.
Ime kho, bhikkhave, cha ānisaṁse sampassamānena alameva bhikkhunā sabbasankhāresu anodhiṁ karitvā dukkhasaññaṁ upaṭṭhāpetun"ti.