The Discourse about the Great Emancipation

[The First Chapter for Recitation]

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[9: The Story of the Teaching at Ambalaṭṭhikā]

Then the Gracious One, after living near Rājagaha for as long as he liked, addressed venerable Ānanda, (saying): “Come Ānanda let us approach Ambalaṭṭhikā.” The name means the Place of the Mango Sapling. The Buddha often stayed there while on tour, and on other occasions preached e.g. the Brahmajālasuttaṁ (DN 1), and Ambalaṭṭhika-Rāhulovādasuttaṁ (MN 61) there.01

“Very well, reverend Sir,” venerable Ānanda replied to the Gracious One. Then the Gracious One together with a great Community of monks arrived at Ambalaṭṭhikā. There the Gracious One lived near Ambalaṭṭhikā in the King's Rest House.

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There also the Gracious One, while living in Ambalaṭṭhikā in the King's Rest House, spoke frequently to the monks about the Teaching, (saying):

“Such is virtue, such is concentration, such is wisdom, when virtue is well-developed it yields great fruit and brings great advantages in regard to concentration, when concentration is well-developed it yields great fruit and brings great advantages in regard to wisdom, when wisdom is well-developed the mind is completely liberated from the pollutants, that is to say: the pollutant of sensuality, the pollutant of (craving for) continued existence, the pollutant of ignorance.”