the shorter Discourse at Gosiṅga

Cūḷagosiṅga Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 31 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


The Buddha comes across three mendicants practicing diligently and harmoniously, and asks them how they do it. Reluctant to disclose their higher attainments, they explain how they deal with the practical affairs of living together. But when pressed by the Buddha, they reveal their meditation attainments.