2: The Book of the Twos
- © Translated from the Pali by Bhante Sujato. (More copyright information)
1“These two things play a part in realization. What two? Serenity and discernment.
What is the benefit of developing serenity? The mind is developed.
What is the benefit of developing the mind? Greed is given up.
What is the benefit of developing discernment? Wisdom is developed.
What is the benefit of developing wisdom? Ignorance is given up.
The mind contaminated by greed is not free; and wisdom contaminated by ignorance does not grow. In this way, freedom of heart comes from the fading away of greed, while freedom by wisdom comes from the fading away of ignorance.”
Samatho, bhikkhave, bhāvito kamatthamanubhoti? Cittaṁ bhāvīyati.
Cittaṁ bhāvitaṁ kamatthamanubhoti? Yo rāgo so pahīyati.
Vipassanā, bhikkhave, bhāvitā kamatthamanubhoti? Paññā bhāvīyati.
Paññā bhāvitā kamatthamanubhoti? Yā avijjā sā pahīyati.
Rāgupakkiliṭṭhaṁ vā, bhikkhave, cittaṁ na vimuccati, avijjupakkiliṭṭhā vā paññā na bhāvīyati. Iti kho, bhikkhave, rāgavirāgā cetovimutti, avijjāvirāgā paññāvimuttī"ti.