2.1.8 Why one ought to Walk the Path Correctly*

This was laid down in Sāvatthi:

“ I do not explain, oh Bhikkhus, whether to a householder or someone, who has left the householders life, the wrong path. Neither, oh Bhikkhus, a householder nor someone, who has left the householders life, who is following the wrong path can, in consequence of practising the wrong path attain the wholesome Dhamma. And what, oh Bhikkhus, is the wrong path? This is wrong view, … pe … wrong concentration. This is, oh Bhikkhus, what is called the wrong path. Therefor I do not explain, oh Bhikkhus, whether to a householder or someone, who has left the householders life, the wrong path. Whether, oh Bhikkhus, it is a householder or it is someone, who has left the householders life and is following the wrong path, neither of them can, in consequence of practising the wrong path attain the wholesome Dhamma.


I do explain, oh Bhikkhus, whether to a householder or someone, who has left the householders life, the correct path. Both, oh Bhikkhus, a householder or someone, who has left the householders life, who are following the correct path can, in consequence of practising the correct path attain the wholesome Dhamma. And what, oh Bhikkhus, is the correct path? This is right view, … pe … right concentration. This is, oh Bhikkhus, what is called the right path. Therefor I do explain, oh Bhikkhus, whether to a householder or someone, who has left the householders life, the right path. Whether, oh Bhikkhus, it is a householder or it is someone, who has left the householders life and is following the correct path, neither of them can, in consequence of practising the correct path attain the wholesome Dhamma.”



* Dutiyapaṭipadāsuttaṃ: Dutiya + paṭipadā + suttaṃ:

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