45. Magga Saɱyutta
4. Paṭipatti Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
45. Kindred Sayings on the Way
4. On Conduct
Paṭhama Sāmañña Suttaɱ
The Life of the Recluse (a)
Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.
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 the life of the recluse
and the fruits of the life of the recluse.
Do ye listen to it.
And what, monks, is the life of the recluse?
It is just this Ariyan eightfold way,
This is called
'the life of the recluse.'
And what, monks, are
the fruits of the life of the recluse?
They are the fruit of stream-winning,
the fruit of once returning,
the fruit of not returning
and the fruit of arahantship.
These, monks, are called
'the fruits of the life of the recluse.'"
 Cf. Pts. of Controv., p. 208.