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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
Gaŋgā-Peyyalo
I: Viveka-nissitam

Kindred Sayings on the Way

Suttas 91-102

Gaŋgā--Repetition
i: Based on Seclusion

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

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Sutta 91

Paṭhama Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (a)

[1][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 92

Dutiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.1)

[2][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 93

Tatiya Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.2)

[3] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 94

Catuttha Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.3)

[4] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 95

Pañcama Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (b.4)

[5] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī
flows,
slides
and tends to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 96

Chaṭṭha Pācīna Suttaɱ

Eastward (c)

[6] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 

§

 

Sutta 97

Paṭhama Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (a)

[7][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Ganges
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 98

Dutiya Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.1)

[8][bodh] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Yamunā
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 99

Tatiya Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.2)

[9] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Acīravatī
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 100

Catuttha Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.3)

[10] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Sarabhū
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 101

Pañcama Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (b.4)

[11] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, the river Mahī
flows,
slides
and tends to the ocean,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.

 


 

Sutta 102

Chaṭṭha Samudda Suttaɱ

Ocean (c)

[12] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

Just as, monks, whatsoever great rivers there be,
such as the Ganges,
Yamunā,
Acīravatī,
Sarabhū
and Mahī,

all of them flow,
slide
and tend to the East,
even so a monk who cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
flows,
slides,
tends to Nibbāna.

And how, monks, by cultivating
and making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
does a monk flow,
slide
and tend to Nibbāna?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right aim,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right speech,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right action,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right living,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right effort,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

He cultivates right concentration,
that is based on seclusion,
that is based on dispassion,
on cessation,
that ends in self-surrender.

Thus cultivating,
thus making much of
the Ariyan eightfold way
a monk flows,
slides
and tends to Nibbāna.


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