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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya
1.51–1.60
Radiant

The mind is radiant.

AN 1.51

“Monks, this mind is radiant but, it is defiled by invading negative thoughts. An ordinary person who does not understand the Buddha’s teachings, does not realise this. So I say that the ordinary person who does not understand the Buddha’s teachings is not capable of developing his mind.”

AN 1.52

“Monks, this mind is radiant and it is freed from invading negative thoughts. A noble disciple who understands the Buddha’s teachings realises this. So I say that the noble disciple who understands Buddha’s teachings is capable of developing his mind.”

AN 1.53

“Monks, if a monk cultivates a mind of loving kindness even for as long as a finger snap, he’s called a monk who does not lack meditation, who follows the Buddha’s instructions, who responds to Buddha’s advice, and who does not eat the people’s food in vain. How much more so for those who practise loving kindness longer!”

AN 1.54

“Monks, if a monk develops a mind of loving kindness even for as long as a finger snap, he’s called a monk who does not lack meditation, who follows the Buddha’s instructions, who responds to Buddha’s advice, and who does not eat the people’s food in vain. How much more so for those who practise loving kindness longer!”

AN 1.55

“Monks, if a monk focuses on a mind of loving kindness even for as long as a finger snap, he’s called a monk who does not lack meditation, who follows the Buddha’s instructions, who responds to Buddha’s advice, and who does not eat the people’s food in vain. How much more so for those who practise loving kindness longer!”

AN 1.56

“Monks, whatever qualities are unwholesome, part of the unwholesome, on the side of the unwholesome, all of them are led by the mind. Mind arises first, and unwholesome qualities follow right behind.”

AN 1.57

“Monks, whatever qualities are wholesome, part of the wholesome, on the side of the wholesome, all of them are led by the mind. Mind arises first, and wholesome qualities follow right behind.”

AN 1.58

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unwholesome qualities, or makes wholesome qualities decline, like negligence in the practice of the Dhamma. When you’re negligent in the practice of the Dhamma, unwholesome qualities arise and wholesome qualities decline.”

AN 1.59

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to wholesome qualities, or makes unwholesome qualities decline, like diligence in the practice of the Dhamma. When you’re diligent in the practice of the Dhamma, wholesome qualities arise and unwholesome qualities decline.”

AN 1.60

“Monks, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unwholesome qualities, or makes wholesome qualities decline, like laziness. When you’re lazy, unwholesome qualities arise and wholesome qualities decline.”

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Aṅguttara Nikāya 1.51–1.60: Radiant

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