The Short Readings

(Khuddakapāṭha, Khuddakanikāya 1)

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4: The Questions to the Boy

What is said to be one? All beings subsist on food.
What is said to be two? Mind and body.
What is said to be three? The three feelings.
What is said to be four? The four noble truths.
What is said to be five? The five constituent groups (of mind and body) that provide fuel for attachment.
What is said to be six? The six internal sense spheres.
What is said to be seven? The seven factors of Awakening.
What is said to be eight? The noble path with eight factors.
What is said to be nine? The nine abodes of beings.
What is said to be ten? When endowed with ten factors he is said to be Worthy.