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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
Suriyassa-Peyyālo
Viveka-nissitaɱ

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
Chapter I (45): Connected Discourses on the Path

Suttas 49-55

VI.
The Sun Repetition Series

(i)
Based upon Seclusion Version

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Sutta 49

Kalyāṇamittatā

Good Friend

[1][pts][olds] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, this is the forerunner and precursor of the rising of the sun, that is, the dawn.

So too, bhikkhus, for a bhikkhu this is the forerunner and precursor for the arising of the Noble Eightfold Path, that is, good friendship.

When a bhikkhu has a good friend, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate this Noble Eightfold Path.

"And how does a bhikkhu who has a good friend develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path?

Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu develops right view, which is based upon seclusion, dispassion, and cessation, maturing in release....

He develops right concentration, which is based upon seclusion, dispassion, and cessation, maturing in release.

It is in this way, bhikkhus, that a bhikkhu who has a good friend develops and cultivates the Noble Eightfold Path."

 


 

Suttas 50-55

50. Sīlaɱ, 51. Chanda, 52. Atta, 53. Diṭṭhi, 54. Appamāda, 55. Yoniso

Accomplishment in Virtue, Etc.

[1][pts][olds] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, this is the forerunner and precursor of the rising of the sun, that is, the dawn.

So too, bhikkhus, for a bhikkhu this is the forerunner and precursor for the arising of the Noble Eightfold Path, that is, accomplishment in virtue ...

accomplishment in desire ...

accomplishment in self ...

accomplishment in view ...

accomplishment in diligence ...

accomplishment in careful attention.

When a bhikkhu is accomplished in careful attention, it is to be expected that he will develop and cultivate this Noble Eightfold Path.

"And how does a bhikkhu who is accomplished in careful attention develop and cultivate the Noble Eightfold Path?

Here, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu develops right view, which is based upon seclusion, dispassion, and cessation, maturing in release....

He develops right concentration, which is based upon seclusion, dispassion, and cessation, maturing in release.

It is in this way, bhikkhus, that a bhikkhu who is accomplished in careful attention develops and cultivates the Noble Eightfold Path."


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