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Saɱyutta Nikāya,
V: Mahā-Vagga
45. Magga Saɱyutta
5. Appamāda-vaggo

Kindred Sayings on the Way

Suttas 139-148

V.
Earnestness

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

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Sutta 139

Tathāgata[1]

i. Seclusion

[139.1][olds][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:

[139.2][olds] "Just as, monks, of all creatures,
whether footless or having two,
four,
or many feet;
whether having forms or formless;
whether conscious or unconscious,
or neither conscious nor unconscious, —
of these the Tathāgata,
the Arahant,
the fully Enlightened One,
is reckoned chief; —
even so, monks,
of all profitable conditions which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together[2] in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And [34] how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.[3]

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[139.3][olds][bodh] Just as, monks, of all creatures,
whether footless or having two,
four,
or many feet;
whether having forms or formless;
whether conscious or unconscious,
or neither conscious nor unconscious, —
of these the Tathāgata,
the Arahant,
the fully Enlightened One,
is reckoned chief; —
even so, monks,
of all profitable conditions which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[139.4][olds][bodh] Just as, monks, of all creatures,
whether footless or having two,
four,
or many feet;
whether having forms or formless;
whether conscious or unconscious,
or neither conscious nor unconscious, —
of these the Tathāgata,
the Arahant,
the fully Enlightened One,
is reckoned chief; —
even so, monks,
of all profitable conditions which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[139.5][olds][bodh] Just as, monks, of all creatures,
whether footless or having two,
four,
or many feet;
whether having forms or formless;
whether conscious or unconscious,
or neither conscious nor unconscious, —
of these the Tathāgata,
the Arahant,
the fully Enlightened One,
is reckoned chief; —
even so, monks,
of all profitable conditions which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 140

The Foot[4]

i. Seclusion

[140.1][olds][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:

[140.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all the foot-characteristics
of such creatures as roam about[5]
are joined together in the foot of the elephant,
and as the elephant's foot
in size
is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[140.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all the foot-characteristics
of such creatures as roam about
are joined together in the foot of the elephant,
and as the elephant's foot
in size
is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[140.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all the foot-characteristics
of such creatures as roam about
are joined together in the foot of the elephant,
and as the elephant's foot
in size
is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[140.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all the foot-characteristics
of such creatures as roam about
are joined together in the foot of the elephant,
and as the elephant's foot
in size
is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 141

The Roof-peak[6]

i. Seclusion

[141.1][olds][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:

[141.2][olds] Just as, monks, in a peaked house
all the rafters whatsoever
go together to the roof-peak,
slope to the roof-peak,
are joined together in the roof-peak,
and of them
the peak is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[141.3][olds] Just as, monks, in a peaked house
all the rafters whatsoever
go together to the roof-peak,
slope to the roof-peak,
are joined together in the roof-peak,
and of them
the peak is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[141.4][olds] Just as, monks, in a peaked house
all the rafters whatsoever
go together to the roof-peak,
slope to the roof-peak,
are joined together in the roof-peak,
and of them
the peak is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[141.5][olds] Just as, monks, in a peaked house
all the rafters whatsoever
go together to the roof-peak,
slope to the roof-peak,
are joined together in the roof-peak,
and of them
the peak is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 142

Wood

i. Seclusion

[142.1][olds][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:

[142.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented woods whatsoever
the dark sandal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[142.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented woods whatsoever
the dark sandal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[142.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented woods whatsoever
the dark sandal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[142.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented woods whatsoever
the dark sandal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 143

Heart-wood

i. Seclusion

[143.1][olds][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:

[143.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented heart-woods whatsoever
the red saldal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[143.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented heart-woods whatsoever
the red saldal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[143.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented heart-woods whatsoever
the red saldal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[143.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented heart-woods whatsoever
the red saldal-wood is reckoned chief, —
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 144

Jasmine

i. Seclusion

[144.1][olds][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:

[144.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented flowers whatsoever
the jasmine[7] is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[144.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented flowers whatsoever
the jasmine is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[144.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented flowers whatsoever
the jasmine is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[144.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all scented flowers whatsoever
the jasmine is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 145

Prince

i. Seclusion

[145.1][olds][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:

[145.2][olds] Just as, monks, all petty princes[8] whatsoever
follow in the train[9] of the universal monarch,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[145.3][olds] Just as, monks, all petty princes whatsoever
follow in the train of the universal monarch,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[145.4][olds] Just as, monks, all petty princes whatsoever
follow in the train of the universal monarch,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[145.5][olds] Just as, monks, all petty princes whatsoever
follow in the train of the universal monarch,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 146

Moon

i. Seclusion

[146.1][olds][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:

[146.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all starry bodies whatsoever
the radiance does not equal one-sixteenth part
of the radiance of the moon;
just as the moon is reckoned chief of them,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[146.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all starry bodies whatsoever
the radiance does not equal one-sixteenth part
of the radiance of the moon;
just as the moon is reckoned chief of them,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[146.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all starry bodies whatsoever
the radiance does not equal one-sixteenth part
of the radiance of the moon;
just as the moon is reckoned chief of them,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[146.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all starry bodies whatsoever
the radiance does not equal one-sixteenth part
of the radiance of the moon;
just as the moon is reckoned chief of them,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 147

Sun[10]

i. Seclusion

[147.1][olds][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:

[147.2][olds] Just as, monks, in the autumn season,
when the sky is opened up
and cleared of clouds,
the sun,
leaping up into the firmament,
drives away all darkness,
and shines
and burns
and flashes forth,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[147.3][olds] Just as, monks, in the autumn season,
when the sky is opened up
and cleared of clouds,
the sun,
leaping up into the firmament,
drives away all darkness,
and shines
and burns
and flashes forth,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[147.4][olds] Just as, monks, in the autumn season,
when the sky is opened up
and cleared of clouds,
the sun,
leaping up into the firmament,
drives away all darkness,
and shines
and burns
and flashes forth,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[147.5][olds] Just as, monks, in the autumn season,
when the sky is opened up
and cleared of clouds,
the sun,
leaping up into the firmament,
drives away all darkness,
and shines
and burns
and flashes forth,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


 

Sutta 148

Cloth[11]

i. Seclusion

[148.1][olds][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:

[148.2][olds] Just as, monks, of all woven cloths whatsoever
the cloth of Benares[12] is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

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, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

ii. Ending in Restraint of Passion

[148.3][olds] Just as, monks, of all woven cloths whatsoever
the cloth of Benares is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right aim,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right speech,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right action,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right living,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right effort,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right mindfulness,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

He cultivates right concentration,
which ends in the restraint of passion,
which ends in the restraint of hatred,
which ends in the restraint of illusion.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iii. Ending in the Deathless

[148.4][olds] Just as, monks, of all woven cloths whatsoever
the cloth of Benares is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right aim,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right speech,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

He cultivates right action,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right living,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right effort,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end;

he cultivates right concentration,
which plunges into the deathless,
which has the deathless for its aim,
which has the deathless for its end.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest cultivates and makes much of the Ariyan eightfold way.

 

§

 

iv. Ending in Nibbāna

[148.5][olds] Just as, monks, of all woven cloths whatsoever
the cloth of Benares is reckoned chief,
even so, monks, of all profitable conditions,
which are rooted in earnestness,
which join together in earnestness, —
of those conditions
earnestness is reckoned chief.

Of the earnest monk
it may be expected
that he will cultivate,
that he will make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

And how, monks,
does a monk who is earnest
cultivate
and make much of
the Ariyan eightfold way?

Herein a monk cultivates right view,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right aim,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right speech,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

He cultivates right action,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right living,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right effort,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right mindfulness,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna;

he cultivates right concentration,
which flows to Nibbāna,
which slides to Nibbāna,
which tends to Nibbāna.

Thus, monks, a monk who is earnest
cultivates
and makes much of
the Ariyan eightfold way.

 


[1] Samosaranā. For similaar sections see below and K.S. iii, 132 ff.

[2]

[3] Ed.: Woodward abbreviates and notes: 'So text.'

[4] No. 140 of text.

[5] Jangamānaŋ. Cf. M. i, 184; S. i, 86; K.S. i, 3. In both places S. Comy. reads jangalānaŋ (as at S. v, 231). P. Dict. omits; but Childers s.v. jaºgamati.

[6] Cf. S. ii, 262; K.S. ii, 175; S. iii, 156; K.S. iii, 132.

[7] Comy. sumana-puppha-gandho.

[8] Text, kuṭṭa-rājāno; Comy. kuḍḍa-, but refers to a reading khudda, which seems preferable. Cf. JA. v, 102, where it is taken as equal to pāpa-rājā.

[9] v.l. anuyuttā ('subject to').

[10] Cf. Itv. 20; K.S. i, 89; K.S. iii, 133 n.

[11] Cf. J.P.T.S., 1906, p. 132.

[12] Kāsika-vatthaŋ.


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