Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

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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