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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya
1.170–1.187
One Person

What is the position of the Supreme Buddha in the world.

AN 1.170

“Monks, one person is born in the world for the welfare and happiness of the people, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, welfare, and happiness of gods and humans. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. Monks, this is the one person who arises in the world for the welfare and happiness of the people, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, welfare, and happiness of gods and humans.”

AN 1.171

“Monks, the appearance of one person is incredibly rare in the world. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. Monks, this is the one person whose appearance is incredibly rare in the world.”

AN 1.172

“Monks, one person is born in the world who is an incredible human being. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. Monks, this is the one person born in the world who is an incredible human being.”

AN 1.173

“Monks, the death of one person is regretted by many people. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. Monks, this is the one person, whose death is regretted by many people.”

AN 1.174

“Monks, there is one person who is born in the world unique, without counterpart, incomparable, matchless, unrivaled, unequaled, without equal, the best of humans. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. Monks, this is the one person who is born in world unique, without counterpart, incomparable, matchless, unrivaled, unequaled, without equal, the best of humans.”

AN 1.175–186

“Monks, with the appearance of one person, there is the appearance of a great eye, a great light, a great radiance, and the six unsurpassable things; the realization of the four kinds of analytical knowledge; the penetration of many and diverse elements; the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and freedom; the realization of the fruits of stream-entry, once-return, non-return, and liberation. What one person? The fully enlightened Buddha. This is the one person whose appearance brings the appearance of a great eye, a great light, a great radiance, and the six unsurpassable things; the realization of the four kinds of analytical knowledge; the penetration of many and diverse elements; the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and freedom; the realization of the fruits of stream-entry, once-return, non-return, and liberation.”

AN 1.187

“Monks, I do not see a single other person who rightly keeps rolling the supreme Wheel of Dhamma that was rolled forth by the Buddha, like Sāriputta. Sāriputta rightly keeps rolling the supreme Wheel of Dhamma that was rolled forth by the

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