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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
4. Paṭipatti Vagga: Suriyassa Peyyāla
2. Rāga-Vinaya-Nissitaɱ

The Sun — Repetition

II: Restraint of Passion

Sutta 59

Atta Suttaɱ

Self-possession

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] Cast in Sāvatthi.

As the sun's rise, beggars,
is forcast,
is predicted by
the dawn,
in the same way, beggars,
here the arising in a beggar of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way
is forcast,
is predicted by
self-possession.

This self-possession of a beggar, beggars,
is certain to result in the living of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way
the making of a big thing of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way.

And how, beggars, does a beggar's self-possession
result in the living of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way,
make a big thing of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way?

Here beggars, a beggar
lives high view
completely disciplining passion
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high principles
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high talk
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high works
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high lifestyle
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high self-control
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high mind
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

Lives high getting high
completely disciplining passion,
completely disciplining anger,
completely disciplining stupidity.

This is how, beggars, a beggar's self-possession
results in the living of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way,
makes a big thing of
the Aristocratic Eight-dimensional High Way?

 


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