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Academic Sutta NameNotes PSA PlaeVaggaNikayaPTSKeywords
A.10_107 Dhovana Sutta In certain southern districts of India there is a festival where the bones of the buried are exhumed and washed. The Buddha taught that this tradition is ignoble -- it does not lead to benefit, boredom with sensuality [nippida], relinquishing of sensuality, peacefulness, excellent knowledge or Nirvana. However the Ariyan tradition that leads to all of these things is for those of: 1. right view [sammaa di.t.thi] to wash away wrong view [micchaa di.t.thi]; 2. right intention [sammaa sa"nkappa] to wash away wrong intention [sammaa sa"nkappa]; 3. right speech [sammaa vaacaa] to wash away wrong speech [micchaa vaacaa]; 4. right action [sammaa kammanta] to wash away wrong action [micchaa kammanta]; 5. right livelihood [sammaa aachiiva] to wash away wrong livelihood [micchaa aachiiva]; 6. right effort [sammaa vaayaama] to wash away wrong effort [micchaa kammanta]; 7. right mindfulness [sammaa sati] to wash away wrong mindfulness [micchaa sati]; 8. right concentration [sammaa samaadhi] to wash away wrong concentration [micchaa samaadhi]; 9. right knowledge [sammaa ~naa.na] to wash away wrong knowledge [micchaa ~naa.na], and; 10. right liberation [sammaa vimutti] to wash away wrong liberation [micchaa liberation]. In this way unwholesomeness will be removed and further virtue will be developed. 38/347 Dasaka Nipaata, Tatiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.


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