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Padhāna Sutta

1. Padhāna Sutta.– The four kinds of right effort: to restrain, to abandon to develop, and to preserve. A.ii.74.

2. Padhāna Sutta.– Four qualities which show that their possessor has entered on the path to surety, and that he is definitely bent on the destruction of the corruptions (āsava): virtue, learning, ardent energy, wisdom. A.ii.76.

3. Padhāna Sutta.– The second sutta of the Mahā Vagga of the Suttanipāta. The Buddha describes how, when he gave himself up to meditation in order to win Enlightenment, Māra (Namuci) came to tempt him with his eightfold army of lust, discontent, hunger and thirst, craving, cowardice, doubt, hypocrisy and stupor. However, the Buddha was firm, and Māra retired discomfited. SN.vs.425‑49.

4. Padhāna Sutta.– The four right efforts: for the non arising of evil, for the abandoning of evil, for the arising of profitable states, and for the increase and fulfilment of such states. A.ii.15; cp. D.ii.120; M.ii.11, etc.

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