the fruits of the ascetic life

sāmaññaphala sutta

Dīgha Nikāya 2 of 34

Translated by: Rupert Gethin
Read by: Roland Kitchen


This sutta is a dialogue between King Ajātasattu and the the Buddha and is an account of the Buddha's path in a framework which answers the question, "why embark on the difficult and demanding life of an ascetic?"