1.2.3 Difficult to Encounter*

     Three kinds of appearances are difficult to be encountered in this world.
     What are these three?
     The appearance, 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, Bhikkhus, that can rarely be found in this world.

---

* Dullabhasuttaṃ: du +l + labha—difficult + to attain
Last modified: Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 12:21 PM