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Ājīva, Sammā Ājīva

When one dumps
what one clearly sees
is a low element of one's lifestyle,
what remains is High Lifestyle.
High Lifestyle is the "style" or "process."


Selected References:

The Eighth Lesson
The 10th Lesson
[MN 9]
WP: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, #9: Right View, Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans, pp134
[DN 22]

Pāḷi MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
Ājīva Lifestyle livelihood mode of livelihood, way of living Lifestyle livelihood livelihood livelihood livelihood livelihood Livelihood Living


Pāḷi Text Society
Pāḷi English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede


Ājīva: [a + jiva; Sk. ājīva] livelihood, mode of living, living, subsistence, D I.54; A III.124 (parisuddha-);...--ājīva & micchā-a- right mode & wrong mode of gaining a living, e. g. at S II.168 sq.; III.239; V.9; A I.271; II 53, 240, 270; IV.82;.... See also magga....

Ājīvaka (& -ika) [ājīva + ka, orig. "one finding his living" (scil. in a peculiar way); cp. BSk. ajivika Divy 393, 427] an ascetic, one of the numerous sects of non-Buddhist ascetics...-- (a) ājīvaka: Vin I.291; II.284; IV.74, 91; M I.31, 483: S I.217; A III.276, 384; J I.81, 257, 390. -- (b) ajivika: Vin I.8;..




[DN 22]

"And what, monks, is Right Livelihood? Here, monks, the Ariyan disciple, having given up wrong livelihood, keeps himself by right livelihood.
— WP: On the Foundations of Mindfulness, Walshe, trans., pp 348.


"And what is right livelihood? There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones, having abandoned dishonest livelihood, keeps his life going with right livelihood: This is called right livelihood.
— AIT: The Great Frames of Reference, Bhk. Thanissaro, trans.


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