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Vajjiputtaka Sutta

A Vajjian monk visits the Buddha at the Kūṭāgārasālā in Vesāli, and complains that he has to recite over two hundred and fifty rules twice a month. “I cannot stand such training,” he says. The Buddha then asks him if he can train himself in three particulars. The monk agrees to do this and is told to develop higher morality (adhisīla), the higher thought (adhicitta), and higher wisdom (adhipaññā). The monk develops these, and, as a result, gets rid of lust, malice, and delusion. A.i.230 f.

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