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Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dhamma

SN 56.11 (S v 420)
“Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā bārāṇasiyaṃ viharati isipatane miga•dāye.Tatra kho bhagavā pañca•vaggiye bhikkhū āmantesi:”
(On one occasion, the Bhagavā was staying at Varanasi in the Deer Grove at Isipatana. There, he addressed the group of five bhikkhus:)
“Dve•me, bhikkhave, antā pabbajitena na sevitabbā. Katame dve? Yo c•āyaṃ kāmesu kāma•sukh•allik•ānuyogo hīno gammo pothujjaniko an•ariyo an•attha•saṃhito, yo c•āyaṃ attakilamath•ānuyogo dukkho an•ariyo an•attha•saṃhito. Ete kho, bhikkhave, ubho ante an•upagamma majjhimāpaṭipadā tathāgatena abhisambuddhā cakkhu•karaṇī ñāṇa•karaṇī upasamāya abhiññāya sambodhāya nibbānāya saṃvattati.”

These two extremes, bhikkhus, should not be adopted by one who has gone forth from the home life. Which two? On one hand, the devotion to hedonism towards vkama, which is inferior, vulgar, common, an•aria, deprived of benefit, and on the other hand the devotion to self-mortification, which is dukka, an•aria, deprived of benefit. Without going to these two extremes, bhikkhus, the Tathagata has fully awaken to the majjhima patipada, which produces vision, which produces nana, and leads to appeasement, to abhinna, to sambodhi, to Nibbana.
“Katamā ca sā, bhikkhave, majjhimā paṭipadā tathāgatena abhisambuddhā cakkhu•karaṇī ñāṇa•karaṇī upasamāya abhiññāya sambodhāya nibbānāya saṃvattati? Ayam•eva ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo, seyyathidaṃ: sammā•diṭṭhi sammā•saṅkappo sammā•vācā sammā•kammanto sammā•ājīvo sammā•vāyāmo sammā•sati sammā•samādhi. Ayaṃ kho sā, bhikkhave, majjhimā paṭipadā tathāgatena abhisambuddhā cakkhu•karaṇī ñāṇa•karaṇī upasamāya abhiññāya sambodhāya nibbānāya saṃvattati.”

And what, bhikkhus, is the majjhima paṭipada to which the Tathāgata has fully awaken, which produces vision, which produces ñāṇa, and leads to appeasement, to abhiñña, to sambodhi, to Nibbāna? It is, bhikkhus, this ariya aṭṭhaṅgika magga, that is to say: sammā•diṭṭhi sammā•saṅkappa sammā•vācā sammā•kammanta sammā•ājīva sammā•vāyāma sammā•sati sammā•samādhi.This, bhikkhus, is the majjhima paṭipada to which the Tathāgata has awaken, which produces vision, which produces ñāṇa, and leads to appeasement, to abhiñña, to sambodhi, to Nibbāna.

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