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|AN.IV.196||Saa.lha Sutta||Ascetics claim that one can overcome defilements either by purity of self-discipline [siila] or by self-mortification. The Buddha teaches that ascetics who are unable to come to an end of defilements are those who: |
1. lack purity of bodily conduct;
2. lack purity of verbal conduct;
3. lack purity of mental conduct;
4. lack right livelihood.
However, the four forms of ascetics who may come to an end of defilements are those who:
1. have Right Meditation [sammaa samaadhi];
2. have Right View [sammaa di.t.thii];
3. have Right Liberation [sammaa vimutti].
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