2.1.10 The Purpose of Being a Sāmañña*

This was laid down in Sāvatthi:

“I will teach you, oh Bhikkhus, what is recluse-ship and what is the purpose of recluseship. Therefore listen!

What, oh Bhikkhus, is recluse-ship? It is this very Noble Eightfold Path, which is right view, … pe … right concentration. This is, oh Bhikkhus, what is called recluse-ship.

What, oh Bhikkhus, is the purpose of recluse-ship? It is the destruction of craving, the destruction of ill-will and the destruction of delusion. This, oh Bhikkhus, is the purpose of recluse-ship.”

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* Dutiyamasāmaññasuttaṃ: Dutiyama + sāmañña + suttaṃ: Second + sāmañña + sutta

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