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Sotāpatti Saṁyutta

55.31 Abhisanda Sutta
Streams of Merit 1

There are four kinds of streams of merit, streams of wholesomeness that generate happiness.

This sutta is part 4 of 10 in the series Merit

At the city of Sāvatthī.

“Monks, there are four kinds of streams of merit, streams of wholesomeness that generate happiness. What are these four streams of merit? Firstly, a noble disciple has unshakable confidence in the Buddha… This is the first kind of stream of merit, stream of wholesomeness that generates happiness.

“Furthermore, a noble disciple has unshakable confidence in the Dhamma… This is the second kind of stream of merit, stream of wholesomeness that generates happiness.

“Furthermore, a noble disciple has unshakable confidence in the Saṅgha… This is the third kind of stream of merit, stream of wholesomeness that generates happiness.

“Furthermore, a noble disciple has the virtue that is loved by the noble ones, unbroken, flawless, unblemished, not caught up in craving, freed from wrong views, praised by wise people and leading to concentration. This is the fourth kind of stream of merit, stream of wholesomeness that generates happiness. These are the four kinds of streams of merit, streams of wholesomeness that generate happiness.”

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The Supreme Buddha encouraged us to do a variety of wholesome actions known as merit. In this series you will learn about the power of this good karma and how it will bring happiness in this life and our future lives, and ultimately lead all the way to Nibbāna.
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Saṁyutta Nikāya 55.31 Abhisanda Sutta: Streams of Merit 1

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