III. Tika Nipāta
XII. Āpāyika Vagga
Sutta 120 [DTO 123]
From That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time:
Readings Selected by King Asoka,
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
and mental sagacity.
And what is bodily sagacity?
There is the case where a monk abstains from taking life,
abstains from theft,
abstains from uncelibacy.
This is called bodily sagacity.
And what is verbal sagacity?
There is the case where a monk abstains from telling lies,
abstains from divisive speech,
abstains from harsh speech,
abstains from idle chatter.
This is called verbal sagacity.
And what is mental sagacity?
There is the case where a monk who
— with the ending of effluents —
enters and remains in the effluent-free awareness-release and discernment-release,
having directly known and realized it for himself
right in the here and now.
This is called mental sagacity.
These, monks, are the three forms of sagacity.
A sage in body, a sage in speech,
A sage in mind, without effluent,
a sage consummate in sagacity
is said to have abandoned
everything. — the All.
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