56. Sacca Saɱyutta
3. Koṭigāma Vagga
Translated from the Pali
Michael M. Olds
Once upon a time Bhagava, Sāvatthi-town revisiting, Anāthapiṇḍika's Jeta-forest park.
There then The Lucky Man said this to the beggars:
And the beggars responding, "Bhante!"
the Lucky Man said:
"There are, Beggars, these four Aristocratic Truths.
What are these four?
The Aristocratic Truth concerning Pain.
The Aristocratic Truth concerning the co-arising of pain.
The Aristocratic Truth concerning pain-ending.
The Aristocratic Truth concerning the walk to walk to pain-ending-retirement.
These, Beggars, are those four Aristocratic Truths.
Now then, Beggars, these four Aristocratic Truths are such-as-such-is
not not such-as-such-is,
not another such-as-such-is.
That is why they are called: 'Aristocratic Truths'.
That is why, here, beggers,
'This is Pain' is a well-made yoke,
'This is the co-arising of pain', is a well-made yoke,
'This is pain-ending' is a well-made yoke,
'This is the walk to walk to pain-ending-retirement,' is a well-made yoke.
 Yogo karaṇīyo. 'a to-be-made Yoke.' 'Is to be made a study of (devotion to)'. Woodward: "an effort must be made to realize"; Bhk. Bodhi: "an exertion should be made to understand". Both of these things are things which are well-done with regard to these Four Aristocratic Truths, but both go somewhat beyond the Pali.