Sutta Pitaka
Samyutta Nikāya
Volume V –– Mahāvaggo
Samyutta 44 –– Magga Saṃyutta
Chapter 15 –– Esanā Vaggo

 

44. 15. 1––4.
(227––230) Esanā – Floods (1–4)

(Abhiṭñā –– Special Knowledge)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are the desires. What three? Sensual desires, the desires ‘to be’, and the fulfilling wishes of the holy life. Monks, for special knowledge of these three desires the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

“How should the Noble Eightfold Path be developed and made much?

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

4. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livlihood, right endeavor, right mindfulness, and right concentration to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely.

5. “Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path.

6. “Here monks, the monk develops right view to dive and end in the deathless.

7. “The monk develops right concentration to dive and end in the deathless. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

8. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction.

9. The monk develops right concentration bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path

44. 15. 5––8.
(231––234) Esanā II – Desires II (1–4)

(II Pariṭña –– Exact Comprehension

10. “Monks, these three are desires What three? Sensual and desires ‘to be’ and fulfilling wishes of the holy life. Monks, for exact comprehension of these three desires the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much. How should the Noble Eightfold Path be developed and made much?

11. “Here monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity.

12. “The monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

13. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view 

14.  right concentration to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

15. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view to dive and end in the deathless.

16. “The monk develops right concentration to dive and end in the deathless. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

17. “Here monks, the monk develops right view bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction and the monk develops right concentration bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 9––12.
(235––238) Esanā III – Desires III (1–4)

(III Parikkhaya –– Exhaustion)

18. “Monks, these three are the desires. What three? Sensual and desires ‘to be’ and fulfilling wishes of

the holy life. Monks, for exhaustion of these three desires the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much. How should the Noble Eightfold Path be developed and made much?

19. “Here monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. 

20. “The monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

21. “Here monks, the monk develops right view to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely.

22. “The monk develops right concentration to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

23. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view to dive and end in the deathless.

24. “The monk develops right concentration to dive and end in the deathless. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path

25. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction  re  and the monk develops right concentration bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 13––16.
(239––242) Esanā IV – Desires IV(1–4)

(IV Pahāna –– Dispelling)

26. “Monks, these three are floods. What three? Sensual and desires ‘to be’ and fulfilling wishes of the holy life. Monks, for dispelling these three desires the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much. How should the Noble Eightfold Path be developed and made much?

27.Ḥere monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity.

28. “The monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

29. “Here monks, the monk develops right view to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely.

30. “The monk develops right concentration to drive out greed, hate, and delusion completely. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path.

31Ḥere monks, the monk develops right view to dive and end in the deathless.

32. “The monk develops right concentration to dive and end in the deathless. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

33. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction  re  and the monk develops right concentration bending, sloping, and inclining to extinction. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much of the Noble Eightfold Path.”

 

44. 15. 17––32.
(243––258) Vidhā – Measurements

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Measurements.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are measurements. What three? I am superior, I am equal and I am inferior. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three measurements the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 33––48.
(259–– 274) Āsavo — Secretions (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Secretions.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are secretions. What three? They are sensual secretions, secretions ‘to be’ and secretions for ignorance. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three secretions the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 14. 49––64
(275––290) Bhavo – The Behavior of the Mind (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Behavior of the Mind.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, the behavior of the mind is threefold. What three? It is behaving in sensuality, behaving with matter and behaving in immaterial states. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of this threefold behavior of the mind, the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 65––80.
(291––3006) Dukkhatā – Unpleasant States (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Unpleasant states.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are unpleasant states. What three? They are unpleasant mental states, unpleasantness of determinations and unpleasantness owing to change. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of this threefold unpleasantness the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 81––96.
(307––322) Khīlā – Strong Posts (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Strong Posts.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are strong posts. What three? They are greed, hate and delusion. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three strong posts the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 97––112.
(323––338) Malaṃ – Stains (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Stains.)

. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are stains. What three? They are stains of greed, hate and delusion. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three stains the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 113––128
(339––354) Nighā – Destructions (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Destructions.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are destructions. What three? They are the destructions of greed, hate and delusion. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three destructions the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 129––144.
(355––370) Vedanā – Feelings (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Feelings.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, these three are the feelings. What three? They are pleasant, unpleasant and neither pleasant nor unpleasant feelings. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of these three feelings the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.

44. 15. 145––160.
(370––386) Tanhā – Craving (I–IV)

(The detailed Sutta is to be copied from suttas 227––242 (paragraphs 3–33) with necessary changes for Craving.)

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta’s Grove in Sāvatthi, and addressed the monks from there:

2. “Monks, this is the threefold craving.What three? They are craving for sensuality, craving ‘to be’ and craving ‘not to be’. Monks, for special knowledge, exact comprehension, exhaustion and dispelling of this threefold craving the Noble Eightfold Path should be developed and made much.

3. “Here, monks, the monk develops right view relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity  re  and the monk develops right concentration relying on seclusion, non-excitement, for ceasing and to give up in the end with maturity. Monks, in this manner the monk develops and makes much the Noble Eightfold Path.