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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
43. Asaŋkhata Saɱyutta
2. Dutiya Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
4. The Book Called the Saḷāyatana-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
43. Kindred Sayings about Uncompounded
2. Part 2

Sutta 31

Abbhuta Suttaɱ

The Marvelous

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

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[263]

§ I

Mindfulness of Body

[1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One thus spake:

"I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Mindfulness relating to body.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I taught ye the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ II

Calm

[2] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Calm.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ III

Insight

[3] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Insight.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Cha-Samādhi

The Six-fold Concentration


 

§ IV

[4] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration together with thought directed and sustained.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ V

[5] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration without directed thought, but with thought sustained only.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ VI

[6] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration without thought either directed or sustained.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ VII

[7] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration that is empty.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ VIII

[8] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration that is signless.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ IX

[9] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Concentration that is aimless.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Cattāro Satipaṭṭhānā

The Four Stations of Mindfulness


 

§ X

[10] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating body in body,
ardent, self-possessed, mindful,
by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XI

[11] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating feeling in feeling,
ardent, self-possessed, mindful,
by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XII

[12] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating mind in mind,
ardent, self-possessed, mindful,
by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XIII

[13] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother abides contemplating mind-states in mind-states,
ardent, self-possessed, mindful,
by restraining the coveting and dejection that are in the world.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Cattāro Sammappadhānā

The Four Best Efforts


 

§ XIV

[14] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire
that evil, unprofitable states not yet arisen
shall not arise.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XV

[15] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire
that evil, unprofitable states that have arisen
shall be abandoned.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XVI

[16][ "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire
that good, profitable states not yet arisen
shall arise.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XVII

[17] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother originates desire
that good, profitable states that have arisen
shall be established,
shall not be confused,
shall be made better,
grow to increase,
be practised
and fulfilled.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Cattāro Iddhipādā

The Four Bases of Effective Power


 

§ XVIII

[18] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power
which is attended by concentration and effort,
compounded with desire.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XIX

[19] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power
which is attended by concentration and effort,
compounded with energy.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XX

[20] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power
which is attended by concentration and effort,
compounded with idea.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXI

[21] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the basis of effective power
which is attended by concentration and effort,
compounded with investigation.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Pañc'indriyāni

The Five Faculties


 

§ XXII

[22] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of faith,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXIII

[23] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of energy,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXIV

[24] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of mindfulness,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXV

[25] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of concentration,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXVI

[26] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the faculty of wisdom,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Pañca-Balāni

The Five Powers


 

§ XXVII

[27] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of faith,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXVIII

[28] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of energy,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXIX

[29][ "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of mindfulness,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXX

[30] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of concentration,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXI

[31] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the power of wisdom,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Satta Sambojjhaŋgā

The Seven Factors of Wisdom


 

§ XXXII

[32] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is mindfulness,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXIII

[33] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is investigation of the Norm,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXIV

[34] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is energy,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXV

[35] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is zest,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXVI

[36] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is calm,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXVII

[37] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is concentration,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XXXVIII

[38] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises the factor of wisdom which is disinterestedness,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 


Aṭṭhaŋgika Maggo

The Ariyan Eightfold Path


 

§ XXXIX

[39] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right view,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XL

[40] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right aim,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLI

[41] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right speech,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLII

[42] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right action,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLIII

[43] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right living,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLIV

[44] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right effort,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLV

[45] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right mindfulness,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."

 

§ XLVI

[46] "I will teach you, Brethren, the marvelous
and the path that goes to the marvelous.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the marvelous?

The destruction of lust, Brethren,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion, -
that is called the marvelous.

And what, Brethren, is the path
that goes to the marvelous?

Herein, Brethren, a brother practises right concentration,
which is founded on singleness of heart,
founded on dispassion,
founded on cessation,
whicb leads to giving up.

He strives,
puts forth energy,
exerts bis mind and strives.

That, Brethren, is called
'the path that goes to the marvelous.'

Thus, Brethren, have I shown you the marvelous.

Thus have I taught ye the way that goes to the marvelous.

Whatever should be done
by a teacher that seeks the welfare of his disciples,
in compassion,
feeling compassion,
that have I done for you.

Here, Brethren, are the roots of trees.

Here are empty places.

Do you meditate.

Be not remiss.

Be not remorseful hereafter.

This is our instruction to you."


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