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Itivuttaka 45 Patisallāna Sutta
Living in Seclusion

The Buddha explains the benefits of devoting to seclusion, delighting in seclusion and more.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“Monks, live devoting to seclusion and delighting in seclusion, practise inward mental stillness, and do not neglect meditation and practise insight meditation. Maintain diligence in empty dwelling places.

Monks, if you live devoting to seclusion, delighting in seclusion, practising inward mental stillness, not neglecting meditation, practising insight meditation, and maintaining diligence in empty dwelling places, then, one of two fruits is to be expected: liberation in this very life, or there being some residual defilement, the fruit of non-returning.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Not longing for sense pleasures, those wise, peaceful, mindful, and meditative disciples contemplate on the true nature of things.

Those peaceful ones delight in diligence and fear negligence. They are incapable of missing the goal and are close to ultimate freedom, Nibbāna.

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 45 Patisallāna Sutta: Living in Seclusion

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