Vinaya Pitaka: The Book of the Discipline

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“discipline is for the sake of restraint,
restraint is for the sake of not being remorseful,
not being remorseful is for the sake of joy,
joy is for the sake of delight,
delight is for the sake of tranquility,
tranquility is for the sake of happiness,
happiness is for the sake of concentration,
concentration is for the sake of knowledge and vision of what has come to be as it really is,
knowledge and vision of what has come to be as it really is is for the sake of turning away,
turning away is for the sake of dispassion,
dispassion is for the sake of freedom,
freedom is for the sake of knowledge and vision of freedom,
the knowledge and vision of freedom is for the sake of final nibbāna without clinging.”

Vinaya Pitaka: The Book of the Discipline – Vol. 6 Parivara, p. 267

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