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
Dutiya Brahmañña Suttaɱ
The Highest Life (b)
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 highest life
and the aim of the highest life.
Do ye listen to it.
And what, monks, is the highest life?
It is just this Ariyan eightfold way,
This is called
'the highest life.'
And what, monks, is
the aim of the highest life?
The destruction of lust,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion.
These, monks, are called
'the aim of the highest life.'"