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|AN.VII.6||Dutiya Dhana Sutta||The seven "endowments" are enumerated as:
1. faith is one who believes that it is because of the enlightenment of the Buddha that the Buddha possesses the nine qualities of Buddhahood;
2. self-discipline is abstaining from killing, stealing, adultery, telling lies and drinking alcohol;
3. shame of evil [hiri] is shame of evil through the channels of body, speech and mind and shame of contact with unwholesomeness;
4. fear of the consequences of evil is fear of the consequences of evil of body, speech and mind and fear of the consequences of contact with unwholesomeness;
5. listening (to teachings) [suta] is one who has heard much, remembers what he has heard, accumulates what he has heard, memorizes, repeats fluently and has good penetrative understanding through view into those teachings -- beautiful in the beginning, middle and ending -- exemplifying the Brahma-faring in letter and spirity with the utmost purity;
6. self-sacrifice [caaga] is one who has a mind free of the control of defilement of stinginess -- who has relinquished stinginess, who is open-handed, delighted in giving, complemented by asking, cheerful in offering and the making of offerings, and;
7. wisdom is one who nobly observes the arising and extinquishing, uprooting the defilements with the noble penetration of the way to the extinction of suffering.
Those endowed with these virtues, whether male or female, the wise say that such a person is not poor, their life is not empty of usefulness -- thus a person of wisdom, who recollects the Buddha's words should cultivate faith, self-discipline, tranquility [passadhi], making himself faithful and seeing the Dhamma.
|37/011||Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka||A"nguttara||A.iv.|