[SOLVED] Where is Sutta Nipata v.848?

Textual analysis and comparative discussion on early Buddhist sects and texts.
User avatar
Kumara
Posts: 330
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:14 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

[SOLVED] Where is Sutta Nipata v.848?

Postby Kumara » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:56 am

I find this quote in few places on the Web:
'
I do not say that you can attain purity by views, tradition, insights, morality or conventions; nor will you attain purity without them. But by using them for abandonment, rather than as positions to hold on to, you will come to be at peace without the need to be anything.'
Sutta Nipata v. 848
Translation: Ven. Saddhatissa

I tried looking for Sn V.848 everywhere I could, even in Ven. Saddhatissa book, and I can't find it. Can anyone help?
Last edited by Kumara on Thu May 22, 2014 8:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Bhikkhu Pesala
Posts: 2101
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: Where is Sutta Nipata v. 848?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:02 am

It is verse 839 in Venerable Saddhātissa's translation, but 845 in the Pāli text. (Sister Sirpaññā's blog

It is found in the Māgaṇḍiya Sutta.

“Na diṭṭhiyā na sutiyā na ñāṇena, (māgaṇḍiyāti Bhagavā)
Sīlabbatenāpi na suddhimāha.
Adiṭṭhiyā assutiyā añāṇā,
Asīlatā abbatā nopi tena.
Ete ca nissajja anuggahāya,
Santo anissāya bhavaṃ na jappe.”
AIM WebsitePāli FontsIn This Very LifeBuddhist ChroniclesSoftware (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

User avatar
Kumara
Posts: 330
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:14 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

Re: Where is Sutta Nipata v. 848?

Postby Kumara » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:11 am

Oh,,, Now how it end up being V.848 really beats me. Worse is people duplicating the mistake hear and there.

Anyway, thanks, bhante.


Return to “Early Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests