I. Sagātha Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
I. Kindred Sayings with Verses
9. The Forest Suttas
Sajjhāya (or Dhamma) Suttaɱ
Diligence (or Doctrines)
[10.1] THUS HAVE I HEARD: —
A certain brother was once staying among the Kosalese
in a certain forest-tract.
Now at that time this brother,
whose life had been one of exceeding and abundant diligence,
lived subsequently at ease,
given to silence,
Then the deva who haunted that forest-tract,
moved with compassion for the brother,
desiring his welfare,
and wishing to agitate him,
drew near and addressed him in the verse: —
"0 almsman! why dost thou not con and study
The doctrines all, while with the brethren biding.
Who learns the Norm winneth heart's satisfaction,
And in this life winneth men's commendation."
[The Brother: —]
"Ay, once was mine will to acquire those doctrines,
Until I met with that Pure thing and Holy.
Now since I met with that Pure thing and Holy,
And understood worth of what sense can teach us,
[One thing remained: —] laying all that on one side —
So would the good speak of it [not as slackness]."
 These three terms (appossukko, tuṇhībhūto, sankasāya) occur in conjunction three times in the Saɱyutta Nikāya, and, I think, nowhere else. S. ii, 177, they are also applied to the misunderstood conduct of a young arahant; S. iv, 178, they are applied to the snug security of a tortoise tucked up in its armour. On the third term see JPTS. 1909, p. 22.
 Virāgenāti ariyamaggena (the Ariyan Way to Salvation). Lit. with the passionless.