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Itivuttaka 46 Sikkhānisaṁsa Sutta
Benefits of Training

The Buddha explains how a monk should live experiencing the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom.

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

“Monks, live experiencing the benefits of the Triple Training called virtue, concentration, and wisdom. Live with wisdom as the foremost leader in your life. Live with liberation as the end goal. Live with mindfulness as the mastering factor in your life.

Monks, when you live experiencing the benefits of the Triple Training, with wisdom as the foremost leader in your life, with liberation as the end goal, and with mindfulness as the mastering factor in your life, then one of two fruits is to be expected: liberation in this very life or, if 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:

The one who has completed the path to ultimate freedom is incapable of declining, lives with wisdom as the foremost leader, and sees the ending of rebirth. This, indeed, is a Sage bearing his final body. Abandoning conceit, he has gone beyond aging, I say.

Therefore, monks, always delight in meditation, live with a still mind, practice the Dhamma ardently, see the ending of rebirth, conquer Māra and his army, and become one who has gone beyond rebirth, aging, and death.

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

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