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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
V. MahāVagga
45. Magga Saŋyuttaa

Sutta 163

Āsavo Suttaṃ

Corrupting Influences

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[163.1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, The Lucky Man, Sāvatthī-town, residing, Jeta Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

I. HIGHER KKNOWLEDGE

Beggars, there are three corrupting influences[1].

What three?

The corrupting influence of wanting,
the corrupting influence of being,
the corrupting influence of blindness.

These are the three.

It is for higher knowledge of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

What Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way?

Here, beggars, a beggar makes to be high view, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high principles, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high talk, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high lifestyle,seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high self-control, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high mind, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high getting high, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up.

He makes to be high view, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high principles, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,,
makes to be high talk, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high lifestyle, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high self-control, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high mind, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high getting high, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity.

He makes to be high view tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high principles tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high talk tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high lifestyle tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high self-control tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high mind tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high getting high tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless.

He makes to be high view, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high principles, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high talk, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high lifestyle, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high self-control, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high mind, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high getting high, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna.

It is for higher knowledge of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

 

§

 

II. COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE

Beggars, there are three corrupting influences

What three?

The corrupting influence of wanting,
The corrupting influence of being,
The corrupting influence of blindness.

These are the three.

It is for comprehensive knowledge of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

What Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way?

Here, beggars, a beggar makes to be high view, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high principles, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high talk, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high lifestyle,seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high self-control, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high mind, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high getting high, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up.

He makes to be high view, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high principles, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,,
makes to be high talk, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high lifestyle, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high self-control, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high mind, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high getting high, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity.

He makes to be high view tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high principles tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high talk tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high lifestyle tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high self-control tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high mind tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high getting high tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless.

He makes to be high view, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high principles, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high talk, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high lifestyle, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high self-control, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high mind, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high getting high, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna.

It is for comprehensive knowledge of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

 

§

 

III. COMPREHENSIVE DESTRUCTION

Beggars, there are three corrupting influences.

What three?

The corrupting influence of wanting,
The corrupting influence of being,
The corrupting influence of blindness.

These are the three.

It is for comprehensive destruction of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

What Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way?

Here, beggars, a beggar makes to be high view, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high principles, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high talk, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high lifestyle,seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high self-control, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high mind, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high getting high, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up.

He makes to be high view, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high principles, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,,
makes to be high talk, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high lifestyle, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high self-control, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high mind, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high getting high, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity.

He makes to be high view tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high principles tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high talk tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high lifestyle tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high self-control tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high mind tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high getting high tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless.

He makes to be high view, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high principles, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high talk, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high lifestyle, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high self-control, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high mind, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high getting high, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna.

It is for comprehensive destruction of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

 

§

 

IV. LETTING GO

Beggars, there are three corrupting influences

What three?

The corrupting influence of wanting,
The corrupting influence of being,
The corrupting influence of blindness.

These are the three.

It is for letting go of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

What Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way?

Here, beggars, a beggar makes to be high view, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high principles, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high talk, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high lifestyle,seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high self-control, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high mind, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up,
makes to be high getting high, seated on seclusion, seated on dispassion, seated on ending, that culminates in giving up.

He makes to be high view, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high principles, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,,
makes to be high talk, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high lifestyle, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high self-control, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high mind, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity,
makes to be high getting high, concluding in the restraint of lust, concluding in the restraint of anger, concluding in the restraint of stupidity.

He makes to be high view tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high principles tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high talk tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high lifestyle tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high self-control tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high mind tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless,
makes to be high getting high tied to the deathless, aimed at the deathless, concluding in the deathless.

He makes to be high view, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high principles, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high talk, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high lifestyle, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high self-control, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high mind, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna,
makes to be high getting high, converging with Nibbāna, flowing to Nibbāna, bent on Nibbāna.

It is for letting go of these three corrupting influences, beggars, that the Aristocratic Multi-dimensional High Way is to be made to be.

 


[1] Āsava.

 


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