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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
56. Sacca Saŋyutta
III. Koṭigāma Vagga

Sutta 27

Tathā Suttaṃ

Such-as-Such-is

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

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

Once upon a time Bhagava, Savatthi-town revisiting, Anathapindika's Jeta-forest park.

There then The Lucky Man said this to the beggars:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding, "Bhante!"
the Lucky Man said:

"There are, Beggars, these four Aristocratic Truths.

What are these four?

The Aristocratic Truth concerning Pain.

The Aristocratic Truth concerning the co-arising of pain.

The Aristocratic Truth concerning pain-ending.

The Aristocratic Truth concerning the walk to walk to pain-ending-retirement.

These, Beggars, are those four Aristocratic Truths.

Now then, Beggars, these four Aristocratic Truths are such-as-such-is
not not such-as-such-is,
not another such-as-such-is.

That is why they are called: 'Aristocratic Truths'.

That is why, here, beggers,
'This is Pain' is a well-made yoke,[1]
'This is the co-arising of pain', is a well-made yoke,
'This is pain-ending' is a well-made yoke,
'This is the walk to walk to pain-ending-retirement,' is a well-made yoke.

 


[1] Yogo karaṇīyo. 'a to-be-made Yoke.' 'Is to be made a study of (devotion to)'. Woodward: "an effort must be made to realize"; Bhk. Bodhi: "an exertion should be made to understand". Both of these things are things which are well-done with regard to these Four Aristocratic Truths, but both go somewhat beyond the Pali.

 


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