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"Monks, there are these four ways of taking on practices. Which four? There is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present but yields pain in the future. There is the taking on of a practice that is painful in the present and yields pain in the future. There is the taking on of a practice that is painful in the present but yields pleasure in the future. There is the taking on of a practice that is pleasant in the present and yields pleasure in the future."
AN 4.162 wrote:"And which is painful practice with slow intuition?...
"And which is painful practice with quick intuition?...
"And which is pleasant practice with slow intuition?...
"And which is pleasant practice with quick intuition?...
daverupa wrote:Hmm...AN 4.162 wrote:"And which is painful practice with slow intuition?...
"And which is painful practice with quick intuition?...
"And which is pleasant practice with slow intuition?...
"And which is pleasant practice with quick intuition?...
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Stephen K wrote:I am looking for a sutta that describes progress along the Path as fourfold: slow and difficult, slow but easy, fast and easy, and fast but difficult. Can anyone help locate this sutta? I tried googling, but couldn't find it. Thanks!
equilibrium wrote:Stephen K wrote:I am looking for a sutta that describes progress along the Path as fourfold: slow and difficult, slow but easy, fast and easy, and fast but difficult. Can anyone help locate this sutta? I tried googling, but couldn't find it. Thanks!
"There are four ways of progress, brother Sariputta:
difficult progress, with sluggish direct-knowledge;
difficult progress, with swift direct-knowledge;
easy progress, with sluggish direct-knowledge;
easy progress, with swift direct-knowledge.
Is this it?
Stephen K wrote:Yes. That's the one. What's its reference number? Thanks!
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