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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
1. Avijjā Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
45. Kindred Sayings on the Way
1. On Ignorance

Sutta 6

Paṭhama Aññataro Bhikkhu Suttaɱ

A Certain Monk (a)

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

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[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then a certain monk came to visit the Exalted One
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

Seated at one side
that monk said this to the Exalted One:

[7] "'The holy life!|| ||

The holy life!'

Lord, is the saying.

Pray, lord, what is the holy life,
and what the ending of the holy life?"

"The holy life, monk,
is just this Ariyan eightfold way;
to wit:

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

Woodward's conclusion does not translate pariyosāna (end, conclusion, culmination, finish) which means that the second question of the Bhikkhu is left unanswered.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

Whatsoever destroys lust,
destroys hatred,
destroys illusion, monk,
is this holy life."

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