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Is this not for us?

“This Dhamma is for one with few desires, not for one with strong desires.
(2) This Dhamma is for one who is content, not for one who is discontent.
(3) This Dhamma is for one who resorts to solitude, not for one who delights in company.
(4) This Dhamma is for one who is energetic, not for one who is lazy.
(5) This Dhamma is for one with mindfulness established, not for one who is muddle-minded.
(6) This Dhamma is for one who is concentrated, not for one who is unconcentrated.
(7) This Dhamma is for one who is wise, not for one who is unwise.”
AN 8.30: Anuruddha (English) - Aṭṭhaka Nipāta - SuttaCentral

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The dhamma is for everyone.

For a given sutta, it helps to note who’s speaking or being spoken to understand the context. AN 8.30 is a conversation between the Buddha and Venerable Anuruddha, a cousin of the Buddha, and one of his ten principle disciples. Presumably, this is a discourse for someone further along the path to liberation. Suttas with disciples such as Mahānāma the Sakyan don’t have as strong of a renunciatory flavor.

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(1) If we are with strong desires may we train to be with few desires.


(7) If we are lacking wisdom may we develop wisdom.

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