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Buddhist Sacred Texts From http://www.nibbana.com/tipitaka/tipilist.htm Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta The First Sermon Mahavagga Pali, Vinaya Pitaka Translated by 'Kaba-Aye' U Chit Tin Vol. 1, No.1, 1981 Thus I have heard: on one occasion the Exalted One was staying at Banares at Isipatata in the Deer Park. There the Exalted One addressed the five bhikkhus: "These two extremes, bhikkhus, are not to be practised by one who has gone forth from the world. What are the two? (1) (Kamasukhallikanuyoga) That conjoined with the passions luxury, low, vulgar common, ignoble, and unprofitable, and (2) (Attakilamathanuyoga) That conjoined with self- mortification painful, ignoble and unprofitable. There is the Middle Way, O! bhikkhus, avoiding these two extremes, discovered by the Tathagata, a path which opens the eyes and bestows understanding, which leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full Enlightenment, to Nibbana. And what, bhikkhus, is that Middle Path which opens the eyes and bestows understanding, which leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom, to full Enlightenment, to Nibbana? Verily, it is this Noble Eightfold Path, namely: 1. Right Understanding, 2. Right Thinking, 3. Right Speech, 4. Right Action, 5. Right Livelihood, 6. Right Effort, 7. Right Mindfulness, and 8. Right Concentration. This, bhikkhus, is Middle Path which opens the eyes and bestows understanding, which leads to peace of mind, to the higher wisdom to full Enlightenment, to Nibbana. (1) Now this, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of Suffering; Birth is Suffering; Decay is Suffering; Disease is Suffering; Death is Suffering; association with those one does not love is Suffering; separation from those one loves is Suffering; not to get what one wants is Suffering; in short, the five constituent group of existence which are the object of Clinging are Suffering. (2) Now this, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the cause of Suffering: 37
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It is the Craving which gives rise to fresh rebirth, and bound up with lust and greed now here now there, finds ever fresh delight. It is the Sensual Craving (kamma-tanha), the Craving for Existence (Bhava-tanha), and the Craving for Self-Annihilation (Vibhava- tanha). (3) Now this, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering: It is the complete fading away and extinction of this Craving, its forsaking and giving up, liberation and detachment from it. (4) Now this, bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering: It is this very Noble Eightfold Path, namely: - 1. Right Understanding, 2. Right Thinking, 3. Right Speech, 4. Right Action, 5. Right Livelihood, 6. Right Effort, 7. Right Mindfulness, and 8. Right Concentration. (1) Bhikkhus, there arose in me Vision, Insight, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Light that this is
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