The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Topics

Arthaviniścayasūtram

22. The Ten Strengths of a Realised One

Herein, monastics, what are the ten strengths of a Realised One?

  1. Here, monastics, the Realised One, knows as it really is the possible as possible, and the impossible as impossible, this is the first strength of the Realised One.

  2. The result of actions that have been performed in the past, future and present he knows as it really is.

  3. Other beings’ and other persons’ manifold and various inclinations he knows as it really is.

  4. The world’s manifold elements and various elements he knows as it really is.

  5. Other beings’ faculties and their higher and lower intelligence he knows as it really is.

  6. The practice that leads to all destinations he knows as it really is.

  7. (In regard to) other beings’ faculties, strengths, factors of awakening, absorptions, freedoms, concentration, attainments – the defilement, purification and emergence (from these), he knows as it really is.

  8. Furthermore with the modes, characteristics and details he recollects his manifold past existences, he recollects one life, or two, three, four (lives), he recollects the particulars of a hundred thousand billion lives.

  9. Furthermore with the divine eye which is purified and surpasses that of (normal) men he sees the passing away and arising of beings, their good and bad conduct by body, speech and mind, their arising in a good and a bad destiny, and the particulars (thereof).

  10. The lack of pollutants though the destruction of the pollutants, the freedom of mind through wisdom, he knows as it really is.

These, monastics, are the ten strengths of a Realised One.