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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
7. Esana-vaggo

Kindred Sayings on the Way

Suttas 161-170

VII.
On Longing

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

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Sutta 161

Longing[1]

a. Full Comprehension

[161.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.[2]

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the full comprehension of these three longings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What Ariyan eightfold way?

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

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,[3]
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three longings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the wearing out of these three longings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the abandoning of these three longings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 162

Conceits

a. Full Comprehension

[162.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three conceits.[4]

What three?

The 'better am[ed1] I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is [45] for the full comprehension
of these three conceits, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three conceits, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the wearing out of these three conceits, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the abandoning of these three conceits, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 163

Āsava

a. Full Comprehension

[163.1][olds][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are three āsavas.[5]

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three āsavas, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three āsavas, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three āsavas, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three āsava, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 164

Becoming

a. Full Comprehension

[164.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three becomings monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three becomings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three becomings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three becomings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 165

Suffering

a. Full Comprehension

[165.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.[6]

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three forms of suffering monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 166

Obstructions

a. Full Comprehension

[166.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.[7]

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
[46] the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three obstructions monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three obstructions, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three obstructions, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three obstructions, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 167

Stains

a. Full Comprehension

[167.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three stains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three stains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three stains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three stains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 168

Pains

a. Full Comprehension

[168.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three pains.[8]

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three pains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three pains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three pains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three pains, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 169

Feelings

a. Full Comprehension

[167.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three feelings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three feelings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three feelings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three feelings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 170

Craving

a. Full Comprehension

[170.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.[9]

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three cravings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three cravings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three cravings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three cravings, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 170.2

Thirst

a. Full Comprehension

[170.2.1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there axe these three thirsts.[10]

What three?

The thirst for sensual delights,
the thirst for becoming,
the thirst for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three thirsts, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there axe these three thirsts.

What three?

The thirst for sensual delights,
the thirst for becoming,
the thirst for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three thirsts, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way is to be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there axe these three thirsts.

What three?

The thirst for sensual delights,
the thirst for becoming,
the thirst for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three thirsts, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there axe these three thirsts.

What three?

The thirst for sensual delights,
the thirst for becoming,
the thirst for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three thirsts, monks,
that the Ariyan eightfold way must be cultivated.

What 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;

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;

he 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 plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

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 ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion;

he cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

 


[1] Esanā.

[2] Comy. takes this to mean 'holy life with wrong views'; but even to long for the 'holy life' is a subtle fault, according to the Master's tsaching. The word brahmacariya (best practice) had degenerated, by the time of Buddhaghosa (cf. VibhA. 504) to mean only 'celibacy' or 'chastity' (methuna-virati); but see above, I, 4, vii. At Vibh. 366 it is defined as holding contrary views (vipariyesa-gāho) such as 'the world is eternal,' etc.! Or should we translate 'longings of (incidental to) the holy life'?

[3] Cf. Pts. of Contr 363.

[4] Vidhā (modes or forms of false opinion and strife springing from māno). Cf. K.S. iii, 42 n.; Vibh. 367; Budd. Psych. Eth., 298.

[5] For this word, translated 'cankers' by Lord Chalmers in his Further Dialogues, see Introduction to K.S. iii. With the addition of diṭṭhi there are sometimes four.

[6] Dukkhatā. Cf. S. iv, 259; K.S. iv, 175; Pts. of Contr., 316.

[7] Khilā, fallow or unploughed land. At Vibh. 377 five ceto-khilā, viz.: Doubt and wavering in the Teacher, Norm, Order and training; peevishness, etc., to co-disciples. Not to be confused with khīlā (bar or post).

[8] Nighā Comy. explains thus: 'A term for pains which destroy, in whomsoever they arise' (taŋ purisaŋ nihanti).

[9] Vibhava (sometimes 'excessive wealth' = 'accentuated existence'). Cf. Dialog. iii, 208 and compare with § 1, where its parallel is brahmacariya. Thus it would here mean an annihilationist in view.

[10] Tasinā (= taṇhā), cf. Dhp. 342. This is not in Sinh. MSS.

 


[ed1] Woodwar here has 'than' which would make this the same as #3.


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