1.2.4 Rare Manifestations*

Six manifestations, O'Bhikkhus, are difficult to be encountered in this world.

What are these six?

The manifestation of a Tathagata, an Arahant, a Sammasambuddha can rarely be found in this world.

The manifestation of a person who is teaching the Dhamma and the Vinaya as taught by the Tathagata can rarely be found in this world.

The rebirth in the Aryan region is difficult to be encountered in this world.

The complete lack of any deficiency of the senses is difficult to be encountered by in this world.

To be free from stupidity or foolishness and neither deaf nor dumb, is difficult to be encountered in this world. Further the desire to do beneficial things can rarely be found in this world.

These, O'Bhikkhus, are the six manifestations that can rarely be found in this world.

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* Pātubhāvasuttaṃ: pātubhāva: appearance, manifestation

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