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Sila (Virtue) 1: The Rewards of Virtue 1

Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Highest Self Enlightened One!

Nyanatiloka

2014-09-22


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[Venerable Ananda:] “What, O Venerable One, is the reward and blessing of wholesome morality?”

[The Lord Buddha:] “Freedom from remorse, Ananda.”

“And of freedom from remorse?”

“Joy, Ananda”

“And of joy?”

“Rapture, Ananda”

“And of rapture?”

“Tranquillity, Ananda.”

“And of tranquillity?”

“Happiness, Ananda.”


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“And of happiness?”

“Concentration, Ananda.”

“And of concentration?”

“Vision and knowledge according to reality.”

“And of the vision and knowledge according to reality?”

“Turning away and detachment, Ananda.”

“And of turning away and detachment?”

“The vision and knowledge with regard to Deliverance [Nibbana], Ananda.”

— AN 10.1 (Nyanatiloka, trans.; from Path to Deliverance, pp. 65-66)

May all be happy and well!

From: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/

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