The longer discourse with SACCAka

Mahāsaccaka Sutta

Majjhima Nikāya 36 of 152

Translated by: Bhikkhu Sujato
Read by: Roland Kitchen


In a less confrontational meeting, the Buddha and Saccaka discuss the difference between physical and mental development. The Buddha gives a long account of the various practices he did before awakening, detailing the astonishing lengths he took to mortify the body.