Introduction to 1.2.1 Ekapuggalavaggo (The One Person)
The next four suttas (Lessons 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, and 1.2.4) are all selected from the Aṅguttaranikāyo. The Aṅguttaranikāyo is a selection of texts that are collected in divisions, so called nipāta and arranged in progressive, numerical increase. Therefore Aṅguttaranikāyo can be translated as: collection or assemblage: -nikāyo- of things increased by one item: -aṅguttara- : `Gradual sayings` or `Numerical discourses`. The selection starts with one item: -Ekakanipātapāḷi- and gets increased up to eleven items: -Ekādasakanipātapāḷi- and is collected in groups, so called vaggo.
This Ekapuggalavaggo describes the rare arising the one person, the Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Sammasambuddha.
Pāli lesson (with audio) 1.2.1
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