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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 25

Amata Sutta.m

The Deathless

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 deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Mindfulness relating to body.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I taught ye the deathless.

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

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 deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Calm.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Insight.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration together with thought directed and sustained.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 V

[5]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration without directed thought, but with thought sustained only.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 VI

[6]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration without thought either directed or sustained.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 VII

[7]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration that is empty.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 VIII

[8]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration that is signless.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 IX

[9]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

Concentration that is aimless.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Cattaaro Satipa.t.thaanaa

The Four Stations of Mindfulness


 

Ii X

[10]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XI

[11]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XII

[12]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XIII

[13]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Cattaaro Sammappadhaanaa

The Four Best Efforts


 

Ii XIV

[14]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XV

[15]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XVI

[16]["I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XVII

[17]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Cattaaro Iddhipaadaa

The Four Bases of Effective Power


 

Ii XVIII

[18]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XIX

[19]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XX

[20]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXI

[21]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Pa~nc'indriyaani

The Five Faculties


 

Ii XXII

[22]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXIII

[23]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXIV

[24]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXV

[25]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXVI

[26]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Pa~nca-Balaani

The Five Powers


 

Ii XXVII

[27]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXVIII

[28]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXIX

[29]["I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXX

[30]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXI

[31]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


Satta Sambojjha'ngaa

The Seven Factors of Wisdom


 

Ii XXXII

[32]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXIII

[33]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXIV

[34]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXV

[35]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXVI

[36]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXVII

[37]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XXXVIII

[38]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.

 


A.t.tha'ngika Maggo

The Ariyan Eightfold Path


 

Ii XXXIX

[39]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XL

[40]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLI

[41]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLII

[42]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLIII

[43]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLIV

[44]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLV

[45]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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 XLVI

[46]"I will teach you, Brethren, the deathless
and the path that goes to the deathless.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the deathless?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the deathless.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the deathless?

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 deathless.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the deathless.

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

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.


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