XI. Tika Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter XI: The Threes
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
 Thus have I heard:
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Saavatthii,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
'Yes, lord,' they replied,
and the Exalted One said:
'Monks, there are these three conditions.
and being tossed about in mind.
Verily, monks, these are the three.
And to get rid of these three,
To get rid of unruliness,
and to get rid of evil friendship,
cultivate good friendship;
to get rid of being tossed about in mind,
cultivate mindfulness in breathing in and out.
Verily, monks, to get rid of these three conditions,
cultivate these three.'