#### Sa.myutta Nikaaya:

IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga:

43: Asa'nkhata Sa.myutta.m

#### The Book of the

Kindred Sayings

43: Kindred Sayings about the Uncompounded

#### Sutta 15

#### Sacca Sutta.m

# Truth

Translated by F. L. Woodward

Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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#### Ii I

# Mindfulness of Body

[1]Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Saavatthii.

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One thus spake:

"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth^{[1]}

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Mindfulness relating to body.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I taught ye the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

Whatever should be done

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii II

# Calm

[2]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Calm.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

Whatever should be done

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii III

# Insight

[3]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Insight.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

Whatever should be done

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Cha-Samaadhi

#### The Six-fold Concentration

#### Ii IV

[4]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration together with thought directed and sustained.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii V

[5]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration without directed thought, but with thought sustained only.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii VI

[6]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration without thought either directed or sustained.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii VII

[7]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration that is empty.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii VIII

[8]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration that is signless.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii IX

[9]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Concentration that is aimless.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Cattaaro Satipa.t.thaanaa

#### The Four Stations of Mindfulness

#### Ii X

[10]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating body in body,

ardent, self-possessed, mindful,

by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XI

[11]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating feeling in feeling,

ardent, self-possessed, mindful,

by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XII

[12]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating mind in mind,

ardent, self-possessed, mindful,

by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XIII

[13]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating mind-states in mind-states,

ardent, self-possessed, mindful,

by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Cattaaro Sammappadhaanaa

#### The Four Best Efforts

#### Ii XIV

[14]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire

that evil, unprofitable states not yet arisen

shall not arise.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XV

[15]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire

that evil, unprofitable states that have arisen

shall be abandoned.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XVI

[16]["I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire

that good, profitable states not yet arisen

shall arise.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XVII

[17]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire

that good, profitable states that have arisen

shall be established,

shall not be confused,

shall be made better,

grow to increase,

be practised

and fulfilled.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Cattaaro Iddhipaadaa

#### The Four Bases of Effective Power

#### Ii XVIII

[18]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power

which is attended by concentration and effort,

compounded with desire.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XIX

[19]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power

which is attended by concentration and effort,

compounded with energy.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XX

[20]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power

which is attended by concentration and effort,

compounded with idea.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXI

[21]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power

which is attended by concentration and effort,

compounded with investigation.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Pa~nc'indriyaani

#### The Five Faculties

#### Ii XXII

[22]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of faith,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXIII

[23]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of energy,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXIV

[24]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of mindfulness,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXV

[25]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of concentration,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXVI

[26]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of wisdom,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Pa~nca-Balaani

#### The Five Powers

#### Ii XXVII

[27]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of faith,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXVIII

[28]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of energy,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXIX

[29]["I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of mindfulness,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXX

[30]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of concentration,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXI

[31]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of wisdom,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Satta Sambojjha'ngaa

#### The Seven Factors of Wisdom

#### Ii XXXII

[32]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is mindfulness,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXIII

[33]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is investigation of the Norm,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXIV

[34]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is energy,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXV

[35]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is zest,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXVI

[36]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is calm,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXVII

[37]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is concentration,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XXXVIII

[38]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is disinterestedness,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### A.t.tha'ngika Maggo

#### The Ariyan Eightfold Path

#### Ii XXXIX

[39]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right view,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XL

[40]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right aim,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLI

[41]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right speech,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLII

[42]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right action,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLIII

[43]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right living,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLIV

[44]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right effort,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLV

[45]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right mindfulness,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

#### Ii XLVI

[46]"I will teach you, Brethren, the truth

and the path that goes to the truth.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the truth?

the destruction of hatred,

the destruction of illusion, -

that is called the truth.

And what, Brethren, is the path

that goes to the truth?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right concentration,

which is founded on singleness of heart,

founded on dispassion,

founded on cessation,

whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,

puts forth energy,

exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called

'the path that goes to the truth.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the truth.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the truth.

by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,

in compassion,

feeling compassion,

that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you.

^{[1]} 'The transcendental,' *lokuttara. Comy.*