Sutta Pitaka
Samyutta Nikāya
Volume V - Mahāvaggo
Samyutta 44 - Magga Saṃyutta
Chapter 5 - Aññatitthiyapeyyālo

44. 5. 1.
(41) Virāgaya - For Destruction

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, and the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for the destruction of greed.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for the destruction of greed?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for the destruction of greed.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for the destruction of greed? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, for the destruction of greed. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44.5. 2.
(42) Saṃyojanaṃ - Bonds

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, and the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is to dispel the bonds.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method to dispel bonds?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method to dispel bonds.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method to dispel bonds? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, to dispel bonds. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 3.
(43) Anusaya - Latent tendencies.”

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for the complete destruction of the latent tendencies.”

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for the complete destruction of the latent tendencies, you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for the destruction of the latent tendencies.”

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for the complete destruction of the latent tendencies? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, for the complete destruction of latent tendencies. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 4.
(44) Addhānaṃ - Time

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for the thorough knowledge of time.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for the thorough knowledge of time?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for the thorough knowledge of time.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for the thorough knowledge of time? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view, re  and right concentration, for thorough knowledge of time. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 5.
(45) Āsavakkhaya - Destruction of Desires

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for the destruction of desires.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for the destruction of desires?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for the destruction of desires.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for the destruction of desires? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, for the destruction of desires. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 6.
(46) Vijjāvimuti - Release Through Knowledge

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for realizing the fruits of release through knowing.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for realizing the fruits of release through knowing?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for realizing the fruits of release through knowing.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for realizing the fruits of release through knowing? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, for realizing the fruits of release through knowing Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 7.
(47) Ñāṇaṃ - Knowledge

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for knowledge and vision.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method to realize knowledge and vision?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method to realize knowledge and vision.'

5. “Monks, what is that path and method to realize knowledge and vision? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, to realize knowledge and vision. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”

44. 5. 8.
(48) Anupādāya - For Not Seizing

1. I heard thus. At one time the Blessed One lived in the monastery offered by Anāthapiṇḍika in Jeta's Grove in Sāvatthi.

2. Then many monks approached the Blessed One worshipped and sat on a side, the Blessed One said to them:

3. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, for what purpose do you lead the holy life in the dispensation of the recluse Gotama?' you should explain to them, `It is for final extinction without seizing.'

4. “Monks, if wandering ascetics of other sects question you, `Friends, is there a path and method for final extinction without seizing?' you should explain to them, `Friends, there is a path and method for final extinction without seizing.

5. “Monks, what is that path and method for final extinction without seizing? It is this same Noble Eightfold Path, such as right view,  re  and right concentration, for final extinction without seizing. Monks, if thus questioned, you should explain this to them in this manner.”