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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
38. Jambukhādaka Saɱyutta

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
4. The Book Called the Saḷāyatana-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
38. Kindred Sayings about Jambukhādaka

Sutta 5

Assāsa Suttaɱ


Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the venerable Sāriputta was staying among the folk of Magadha,
at Nālaka village.

Then the Wanderer, Rose-apple-eater came to visit the venerable Sāriputta,
and on coming to him greeted him in friendly wise,
and after the exchange of greetings and courtesies
sat down at one side.

So seated, the Wanderer, Rose-apple-eater,
said to the venerable Sāriputta: -

"'Won comfort, won comfort!' is the saying, friend Sāriputta.

Pray how far has a man won comfort?"

"In so far, friend, as one understands,
as they really are,
the arising and the ceasing,
the satisfaction
and the misery of,
and the escape from,
the sixfold sense-sphere,
just so far, friend,
has he won comfort."

"But, friend, is there any way,
any approach
to the realization of this comfort?"

"There is such a path, friend,
there is such an approach
to the realization of this comfort."

"And what is that path, friend,
what is that approach
to the realization of this comfort?"

"It is this Ariyan Eightfold Path, friend,
to the realization of this comfort
to wit:

Right view,
right aim,
right speech,
right action,
right living,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
right concentration.

Such, friend, is this path,
this approach
to the realization of this comfort."

"A goodly path, friend,
a goodly approach
to the realization of this comfort
and a proper occasion for earnestness too, friend!"


[1] Assāsa, lit. 'quiet breathing.'

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