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A.10_117 Sagaarava Sutta Sagaarava Brahmin asks what constitutes the near shore and what constitutes the far shore. The Buddha teaches: 1. wrong view [micchaa di.t.thi] is the near shore but right view [sammaa di.t.thi] is the far shore; 2. wrong intention [micchaa sa nkappa] is the near shore but right intention [sammaa sa kappa] is the far shore; 3. wrong speech [micchaa vaacaa] is the near shore but right speech [sammaa vaacaa] is the far shore; 4. wrong action [micchaa kammanta] is the near shore but right action [sammaa kammanta] is the far shore; 5. wrong livelihood [micchaa aachiiva] is the near shore but right livelihood [sammaa aachiiva] is the far shore; 6. wrong effort [micchaa vaayaama] is the near shore but right effort [sammaa effort] is the far shore; 7. wrong mindfulness [micchaa sati] is the near shore but right mindfulness [sammaa sati] is the far shore; 8. wrong concentration [micchaa samaadhi] is the near shore but right concentration [sammaa samaadhi] is the far shore; 9. wrong knowledge [micchaa ~naa.na] is the near shore but right knowledge [sammaa ~naa.na] is the far shore, and; 10. wrong liberation [micchaa vimutti] is the near shore but right liberation [sammaa vimutti] is the far shore.
Considerable unwholesomeness will arise because of Wrong Practice, but considerable wholesomeness will arise because of Right Practice. Few are the mortal men who have reached the far shore . . . but crowded is the near shore where people run up and down .
38/375 Dasaka Nipaata, Tatiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.i.


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