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Now, Ānanda, gifts to the following persons may be expected to yield the following returns.
 
Now, Ānanda, gifts to the following persons may be expected to yield the following returns.
1. To an animal, a hundred times.
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2. To an unethical ordinary person, a thousand.
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*1. To an animal, a hundred times.
3. To an ethical ordinary person, a hundred thousand.
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*2. To an unethical ordinary person, a thousand.
4. To an outsider free of sensual desire, 10,000,000,000.
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*3. To an ethical ordinary person, a hundred thousand.
5. But a gift to someone practicing to realize the fruit of stream-entry may be expected to yield incalculable, immeasurable returns.
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*4. To an outsider free of sensual desire, 10,000,000,000.
6. How much more so a gift to a stream-enterer, someone practicing to realize the fruit of once-return, a once-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of non-return, a non-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of perfection, a perfected one, or a Buddha awakened for themselves? How much more so a Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha?
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*5. But a gift to someone practicing to realize the fruit of stream-entry may be expected to yield incalculable, immeasurable returns.
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*6. How much more so a gift to a stream-enterer, someone practicing to realize the fruit of once-return, a once-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of non-return, a non-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of perfection, a perfected one, or a Buddha awakened for themselves? How much more so a Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha?
  
 
(MN 142)
 
(MN 142)

Latest revision as of 21:52, 18 June 2022

6 returns to be expected from giving

Now, Ānanda, gifts to the following persons may be expected to yield the following returns.

  • 1. To an animal, a hundred times.
  • 2. To an unethical ordinary person, a thousand.
  • 3. To an ethical ordinary person, a hundred thousand.
  • 4. To an outsider free of sensual desire, 10,000,000,000.
  • 5. But a gift to someone practicing to realize the fruit of stream-entry may be expected to yield incalculable, immeasurable returns.
  • 6. How much more so a gift to a stream-enterer, someone practicing to realize the fruit of once-return, a once-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of non-return, a non-returner, someone practicing to realize the fruit of perfection, a perfected one, or a Buddha awakened for themselves? How much more so a Realized One, a perfected one, a fully awakened Buddha?

(MN 142)

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