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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
46. Bojjhanga Saɱyutta
5. Cakka-Vatti Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
46. Kindred Sayings on the Limbs of Wisdom
5. Roller of the Wheel

Sutta 43

Māra Suttaɱ


Translated by F. L. Woodward

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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, a way for crushing Māra's host.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, monks, is that way for crushing Māra's host?

It is the seven limbs of wisdom.

What seven?

The limb of wisdom that is mindfulness,
the limb of wisdom that is Norm investigation,
the limb of wisdom that is energy,
the limb of wisdom that is zest,
the limb of wisdom that is tranquillity,
the limb of wisdom that is concentration,
the limb of wisdom that is equinimity.

This, monks, is the way for crushing Māra's host."

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