The Five Rare jewels in the world

Once in Vesali near Sarandada monument, The Blessed One preached Licchavis the arising of five things (Jewels) that are rare in world. What five?

  1. The arising of the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened is rare in the world.
  2. Persons teaching the doctrine and discipline taught by the Thus Gone One are rare in the world.
  3. Persons that understand the doctrine and discipline of the Thus Gone One when taught are rare in the world.
  4. Persons that learn and understand the doctrine and discipline taught by the Thus Gone One and lead a life accordingly are rare in the world.
  5. A person who shows gratitude is rare in the world.

*Aṅguttara Nikāya / Pañcakanipāta  / Tikaṇḍakīvaggo / Sārandada sutta

May all beings be well & happy and attain the fruit of Nibbana.

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