XI. Tika Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter XI: The Threes
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, there are these three conditions.
Verily, monks, these are the three.
And to get rid of these three,
To get rid of sense-desire-thinking,
to get rid of ill-will-thinking,
to get rid of harm-thinking,
Verily, monks, to get rid of these three conditions,
cultivate these three.'
 Vitakka, cognition.