Guide to Tipitaka
A³guttara Nikæya

(10) Dasaka Nipæta Pæ¹i

(a) There are ten benefits of being established in søla, morality: One who is established in søla feels pleased; feeling pleased he feels glad; feeling glad, he is delightfully satisfied; being delightfully satisfied he becomes calm; when he is calm, he feels happiness; when he feels happiness, his mind becomes concentrated; with concentrated mind, he sees things as they really are; seeing things as they really are, he becomes disenchanted and dispassionate towards them; when there is no more passion or attachment, he achieves liberation of mind and liberation by knowledge. (para 1)

(b) There are ten fetters: Personality belief (Sakkæyadi¥¥hi), sceptical doubts, mistaking mere rites and ceremony as the true Path, sense-desire, ill will, attachment to Rþpa realm, attachment to Arþpa realm, conceit, restlessness, ignorance. (para 12)

(c) Just as a young man or a woman looks into the mirror to find out if there are any blemishes on the face, so also it is necessary for a bhikkhu to engage in occasional self-examination to see whether covetousness, ill will, sloth and torpor have arisen in him or not, whether worry and excitement, and doubts exist in him, whether he is free from anger and his mind is defiled or not by unwholesome thoughts; whether his body is at ease without restlessness; whether he is beset by laziness or not; and whether he has concentration of mind with clear comprehension. (para 51)

(d) There are ten dhammas possessed by one who has become accomplished, an Arahat: Right View, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, Right Knowledge, Right Liberation. (para 112)

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