1.2.3 Difficult to Encounter*

Three kinds of appearances are difficult to be encountered in this world.

What are these three?

The appearance, O'Bhikkhus, of a Tathagata, an Arahant, a Sammasambuddha is difficult to encounter in this world. Likewise, an appearance of a person who can expound the Dhamma and the Vinaya as taught by the Tathagata can rarely be found in this world and likewise the appearance of a person who is grateful and obliged is difficult to be encountered in this world.

These are the three kinds of appearances, O'Bhikkhus, that can rarely be found in this world.
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* Dullabhasuttaṃ: du +l + labha—difficult + to attain
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