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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
45. Magga Saŋyutta
Suriyassa-Peyyālo
Rāgavinaya-nissitaṃ

Kindred Sayings on the Way

The Sun — Repetition

II: Restraint of Passion

Sutta 56

Kalyāṇamittatā Sutta

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, of the arising of the sun, so friendship with the lovely is the forerunner, the harbinger, of the arising of the Ariyan eightfold way.

Of a monk who is a friend of 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 is a friend of the lovely cultivate and make much of the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness, which ends in the restraint of passion, which ends in the restraint of hatred, which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration, which is based on detachment, on dispassion, on cessation, which ends in self-surrendeer.

That, Ānanda, is how a monk who is a friend, as associate, an intimate of what is lovely, cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.


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