MN 008 Sallekha: Effacement

The Theras of the First Council added this verse at the end of the sutta:
"Deep like the ocean is this Suttanta on Effacement, Dealing with forty-four items, showing them in five sections."

The Buddha puts some perspective on the role of the four jhanas and four arupa jhanas on the path to awakening. Those 8 attainments are merely peaceful abidings, whereas the 44 items demonstrate what the Buddha considers genuine effacement in his teachings.

Those following a bodhisattva path should carefully read the ending section of this sutta: "Cunda, it is impossible that one who is himself sunk in the mire should pull out another who is sunk in the mire..."


MN 008 Sallekha: The Discourse on Effacement
  Nyanaponika Thera,  sutta text
Read by frank_k,  22min 36s  18.1 MB Download
recorded on may 14,  2011 licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 , sutta text ©1998 Buddhist Publication Society  flac
56.9 MB

MN 008 [1.1.8] Sallekha (chant)
Translator BJT
Read by Bhikkhu Jiv., 52m 26s, 48.0 MB Download
recorded on 2012-02 licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 , sutta text BJT: Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka
Enhanced version on 123.5 MB FLAC

mn 8  tags: sallekha,  effacement, austere penance,

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