1.3.2 The Hither and the Further Shore*

‘I will teach you, O'Bhikkhus, about the hither shore and the further

shore. Therefore, listen attentively with alert mind. I will teach you.’


‘Well, Bhante!’ the Bhikkhus replied to the Bhagavā.


The Bhagavā spoke thus:

‘What, O'Bhikkhus, is the hither shore and what is the further shore?

Wrong view is the hither shore; right view is the further shore.

Wrong thought is the hither shore; right thought is the further shore.

Wrong speech is the hither shore; right speech is the further shore.

Wrong action is the hither shore; right action is the further shore.

Wrong livelihood is the hither shore; right livelihood is the further shore.

Wrong effort is the hither shore; right effort is the further shore.

Wrong awareness is the hither shore; right awareness is the further shore.

Wrong concentration is the hither shore; right concentration is the further

shore.

Wrong knowledge is the hither shore; right knowledge is the further shore.

Wrong liberation is the hither shore; right liberation is the further shore.

This, O'Bhikkhus, is the hither shore, that is the further shore.’


‘So few are there amongst… …’

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* Orimatīrasuttaṃ: orima + tīra: the lowest, this side + shore
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