#### Saɱyutta Nikāya

5. Mahā-Vagga

45. Magga Saɱyutta

4. Paṭipatti Vagga: Gaṅgā Peyyāla

1. Viveka-Nissitaɱ

#### The Book of the Kindred Sayings

5. The Great Chapter

45. Kindred Sayings on the Way

4. On Conduct: Gaṅgā Repetition

1. Based on Seclusion

#### Suttas 91-102

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#### Sutta 91

#### Paṭhama Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (a)

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges

flows,

slides

and tends to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 92

#### Dutiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (b.1)

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā

flows,

slides

and tends to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 93

#### Tatiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (b.2)

[3] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī

flows,

slides

and tends to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 94

#### Catuttha Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (b.3)

[4] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū

flows,

slides

and tends to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 95

#### Pañcama Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (b.4)

[5] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī

flows,

slides

and tends to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 96

#### Chaṭṭha Pācīna Suttaɱ

# Eastward (c)

[6] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,

such as the Ganges,

*Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,*

all of them flow,

slide

and tend to the East,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

§

#### Sutta 97

#### Paṭhama Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (a)

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges

flows,

slides

and tends to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 98

#### Dutiya Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (b.1)

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā

flows,

slides

and tends to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 99

#### Tatiya Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (b.2)

[9] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī

flows,

slides

and tends to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 100

#### Catuttha Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (b.3)

[10] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū

flows,

slides

and tends to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 101

#### Pañcama Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (b.4)

[11] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī

flows,

slides

and tends to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.

#### Sutta 102

#### Chaṭṭha Samudda Suttaɱ

# Ocean (c)

[12] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,

saying:

"Monks."

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

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,

such as the Ganges,

*Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,*

all of them flow,

slide

and tend to the ocean,

even so a monk who cultivates

and makes much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

flows,

slides,

tends to Nibbāna.

and making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

does a monk flow,

slide

and tend to Nibbāna?

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

that is based on seclusion,

that is based on dispassion,

on cessation,

that ends in self-surrender.

thus making much of

the Ariyan eightfold way

a monk flows,

slides

and tends to Nibbāna.