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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
3. Micchatta Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
45. Kindred Sayings on the Way
3. Perversion

Sutta 23

Paṭhama Paṭipadā Suttaɱ

Practice (a)[1]

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,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,


"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"I will teach you, monks, both wrong practice
and right practice.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, monks, is wrong practice?

It is as follows:

Wrong view,
wrong aim,
wrong speech,
wrong action,
wrong living,
wrong effort,
wrong mindfulness
[17] wrong concentration.

This, monks, is called 'wrong practice'.




And what, monks, is right practice?

It is as follows:

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

This, monks, is called 'right practice'".


[1] Paṭipadā, progress, approach, practice, etc.

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