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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
4. Paṭipatti Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
Chapter I (45): Connected Discourses on the Path
4: Practice

Sutta 40

Dutiya Brahma-Cariya Suttaɱ

The Holy Life (2)

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts] At Sāvatthī.

"Bhikkhus, I will teach you the holy life and the goal of the holy life.

Listen to that....

"And what, bhikkhus, is the holy life?

It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view ... right concentration.

This is called the holy life.

"And what, bhikkhus, is the goal of the holy life?

The destruction of lust, the destruction of hatred, the destruction of delusion.

This is called the goal of the holy life."

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