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Itivuttaka 59 Māradheyya Sutta
Mara’s Domain

The Buddha explains three qualities a liberated monk has.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“Monks, a monk endowed with three qualities has passed beyond the domain of Māra and shines like the sun. What are the three? Here, a monk is endowed with the quality of virtue of one beyond training (a liberated one), the quality of stillness of one beyond training, and the quality of wisdom of one beyond training. Monks, a monk endowed with these three qualities has passed beyond the domain of Māra and shines like the sun.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Virtue, stillness of mind, and wisdom have been well-developed by the liberated one. Therefore, passing beyond Māra’s domain, he shines like the sun.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 59 Māradheyya Sutta: Mara’s Domain

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