X. Ānisaṅsa Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter X: Advantages
Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.
 Thus have I heard:
Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:
"Monks, these three spheres of becoming
must be given up,
and there must be training
in three trainings.
What three spheres must be given up?
These three spheres
must be given up.
And in what three
must there be training?
In further virtue,
in further thought
and in further insight.
In these three trainings there must be training.
Verily, monks, when by a monk these three spheres of becoming
have been given up
and in these three trainings
he in training has been trained,
the monk is said to have cut off craving,
rolled back the bolts,
and mastering pride completely,
has made an end of Ill.'
 Rūpa-bhavo = the Brahma-world.