This is an interesting passage. For those who may wish to do some research
I would like to provide this additional material.
This passage is found in about forty places in the four Nikaya's.
Here are the first twenty of them:
DN 33.2.1.(16), 33.3.3.(1), 34.1.6.(1), 34.2.3.(1)
MN 53.17, 85.58, 90.10
SN 48.9, 48.10, 48.11; 55.33, 55.37, 55.43
AN 5.2, 5.14,5.47, 5.53, 5.134, 5.135, 5.136; 7.4, 7.6, 7.67 [7.63?]
The Pali is:
idha, bhikkhave, ariyasāvako paññavā hoti udayatthagāminiyā paññāya samannāgato ariyāya nibbedhikāya, sammā dukkhakkhayagāminiyā
"Here, bhikkhus, the noble disciple is wise; he possesses wisdom directed
to arising and passing away, which is noble and penetrative, leading to
the complete destruction of suffering ."
[Bhikkhu Bodhi, Connected Discourses, page 1671, SN 48.9]
This particular Sutta is about the five faculties, and the passage quoted
above is the definition of the faculty of wisdom.
The same passage is also found in the lists of "powers" as the power of
In MN 53.11 to 17 it is listed as one of the "seven good qualities" of a
noble disciple. Here Bodhi's translation is slightly different:
"... he possesses wisdom regarding rise and disappearance that is noble ..."
More to follow, Regards, Vincent.
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