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
Paṭhama Aññataro Bhikkhu Suttaɱ
A Certain Monk (a)
Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.
Then a certain monk came to visit the Exalted One
and sat down at one side.
Seated at one side
that monk said this to the Exalted One:
 "'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;
Woodward's conclusion does not translate pariyosāna (end, conclusion, culmination, finish) which means that the second question of the Bhikkhu is left unanswered.
Whatsoever destroys lust,
destroys illusion, monk,
is this holy life."