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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
56. Sacca Saɱyutta
3. Koṭigāma Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
56. Kindred Sayings about the Truths
3. Koṭigāma

Sutta 28

Loka Suttaɱ

The World

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][bodh][olds][than] 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 saying:


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

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these four Ariyan truths.

What four?

The Ariyan truth about Ill,
the Ariyan truth about the arising of Ill,
the Ariyan truth about about the ceasing of Ill,
the Ariyan truth about the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill.

In the world
with its Devas,
its Māras,
its Brahmās,
its host of recluses and brahmins,
of Devas and mankind,
the Tathāgata is an Ariyan.

Therefore are they called 'Ariyan truths.'[1].

Wherefore, monks, an effort must be made to realize:

'This is Ill.'

'This is the arising of Ill.'

'This is the ceasing of Ill.'

'This is the practice that leads to the ceasing of Ill.'"


[1] Comy. 'They are called "truths of the Ariyans," not "Ariyan truths," but are penetrated by way of the Ariyan truth.'

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