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333 LESSON 03 08 2011 Upaddha Sutta Half of the Holy Life FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS letter to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT to attain Ultimate Bliss-Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org
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333 LESSON 03 08 2011 Upaddha Sutta Half of the Holy Life FREE ONLINE eNālandā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY and
BUDDHIST GOOD NEWS letter to VOTE for BSP ELEPHANT to attain Ultimate
Bliss-Through
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org

Upaddha Sutta: Half (of the Holy Life)

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

© 1997–2011

I have
heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was living among the Sakyans.
Now there is a Sakyan town named Sakkara. There Ven. Ananda went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having
bowed down to the Blessed One, sat to one side. As he was sitting there, Ven.
Ananda said to the Blessed One, “This is half of the holy life, lord:
admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie.”[1]

“Don’t
say that, Ananda. Don’t say that. Admirable friendship, admirable
companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life.
When a monk has admirable people as friends, companions, & comrades, he can
be expected to develop & pursue the noble eightfold path.

And how does a monk who has admirable people as friends,
companions, & comrades, develop & pursue the noble eightfold path?
There is the case where a monk develops right view dependent on seclusion,
dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation, resulting in relinquishment.
He develops right resolve … right speech … right action … right
livelihood … right effort … right mindfulness … right concentration
dependent on seclusion, dependent on dispassion, dependent on cessation,
resulting in relinquishment. This is how a monk who has admirable people as
friends, companions, & colleagues, develops & pursues the noble
eightfold path.

“And
through this line of reasoning one may know how admirable friendship, admirable
companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life: It
is in dependence on me as an admirable friend that beings subject to birth have
gained release from birth, that beings subject to aging have gained release
from aging, that beings subject to death have gained release from death, that
beings subject to sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair have
gained release from sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair. It is
through this line of reasoning that one may know how admirable friendship,
admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the
holy life.”


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