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Saṃyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
56. Sacca Saṃyutta
3. Koṭigāma Vagga

Sutta 27

Tathā Suttaṃ


Translated from the Pāḷi
Michael M. Olds



[1][pts][bodh][than] I Hear Tell:

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 self-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, beggars,
'This is Pain'
is a well-made yoke,[1]
'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."


[1] 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 Pāḷi.


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