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SN I.07 Appatividita Sutta (Discourse on Lack of Insight...)
7. Appatividita Sutta
Discourse on Lack of Insight
7. The Bhagava was staying at Savatthi... Standing at a suitable place, the deva spoke thus in verse in the presence of the Bhagava:
"Those who have no insight into the Ariya Truths are drawn to false views1. They are asleep, not awake. It is time for them to wake up.2"
(The Bhagava said:)
"Those who have insight into the Ariya Truths are not drawn to false views. Having perfect knowledge of the Four Ariya Truths, they are fully awakened.3
In a turbulent4 world they conduct themselves with serenity."
End of the Appatividita Sutta,
the seventh in this vagga.
1. drawn to false views: Paravadesu niyare: lit., drawn to other views. Those ignorant of the Ariya Truths are liable to cling to any one of the sixty-two kinds of false views.
2. It is time for them to wake up: The time is most opportune to gain enlightenment, for the Buddha has arisen in the world, and the Dhamma has been proclaimed by the All-knowing One. Moreover, there is also the Samgha who follow the way as shown by the Buddha, and there is also the Ariya Path.
3. They are fully awakened: There are four kinds of Buddhas, namely,
- (i) Sabbannuta buddha, the All- knowing One who knows all the dhammas that should be known;
- (ii) Pacceka buddha, who also knows all the dhammas that should be known but who cannot teach others.
- (iii) Catusacca buddha: The Knower of the Four Truths. One who realizes the Four Ariya Truths by learning from others.
- (iv) Suta buddha: One who knows about Four Ariya Truths merely on an intellectual level.
Only the first three kinds of buddhas are fully awakened ones.
4. Turbulent: visama: disharmonious.