45. Magga Saɱyutta
2. Vihāra Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
45. Kindred Sayings on the Way
Cock's Pleasaunce (a)
Then the venerable Bhadda,
rising from his solitude at eventide,
came to see the venerable Ānanda,
and on coming to him
greeted him courteously,
and after the exchange of greetings and courtesies
sat down at one side.
the venerable Bhadda said this
to the venerable Ānanda:
"'The unrighteous life!
The unrighteous life!'
is the saying.
Pray, friend, what is the unrighteous life?"
"Well said, well said, friend Bhadda!
You ask me the meaning of the unrighteous life,
do you not?"
"I do, friend."
"Well, friend, it is just that wrong eightfold way,
and wrong concentration."
 At Brethren, 231 n. Mrs. Rhys Davids calls him Faustus ('lucky'). He puns on the name, as below loc. cit. and A. ii, 177. For Bhaddako cf. Vin. v, 144, bhaddako te ummango (sic.), yoniso paripucchasi At K.S. iv, 178, the same reply is given to another questioner, not Bhadda. So the fact of the pun is doubtful, or, as seems more probable, the facts are muddled in recording. For in a collection of this size (7,762 suttas?) learned by heart, some confusion is inevitable.
 Ummagga (lit. a tunnel, an underground way, a boring into). In bad sense, i.e. when contrasted as vāma-maggo (left-hand path) with dakkhiṇa-maggo it means 'wrong path,' as at Thig. 94, 1174; JA. v, 260, etc. Comy. defines as pāñña-ummagga, paññā-vimaṅsatta, paññā-gavesanaṅ.