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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
4. Paṭipatti Vagga: Suriyassa Peyyāla
1. Viveka-Nissitaɱ

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
45. Kindred Sayings on the Way
4. On Conduct: The Sun — Repetition
1. Based on Seclusion

Sutta 49

Kalyāṇa-Mittatā Suttaɱ

Friendship with the Lovely

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][olds][bodh] Just as, monks, the dawn is the forerunner,
the harbinger,[1]
of the arising of the sun,
even so friendship with the lovely
is the forerunner,
the harbinger,
of the arising of the Ariyan eightfold way.

Of a monk who possesses friendship with the lovely, monks,
it may be expected that he will cultivate
the Ariyan eightfold way,
that he will make much
of the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks, does a monk who possesses earnestness
cultivate and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.[2]

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

That, Ānanda, is how a monk who possesses earnestness
cultivates and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


[1] Pubba-nimittaŋ

[2] Vossagga


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