4. Catukka Nipāta
III. Uruvelā Vagga
The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Fours
Chapter III: Uruvelā
Translated from the Pali by F. L. Woodward, M.A.
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:
"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.
The Exalted One said:
"Monks, this God-life is not lived
to cheat or cajole people.
It is not concerned with getting gain,
It is not concerned with a flood of gossip
nor with the idea of
"let folk know me as so-and-so."
Nay, monks, this God-life is lived
for the sake of self-restraint,
for the sake of abandoning,
for the sake of detachment from the passions,
for the sake of making to cease.
This is the Way whereon great ones, great seers
Have fared; and they who, as the Buddha taught,
Attain to that, will make an end of ill,
E'en they who what the teacher taught perform.'
 As at Itiv. 28, which omits itivāda- and virāga-nirodhatthaɱ.
 Anītihaɱ = iti-ha-parivajjitaɱ, aparapattiyaɱ. Comy. (avoiding, independence of, mere talk).