Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings

The Section of the Ones

16. The Learner

This was said by the Lord…

“Bhikkhus, in regard to internal factors, I do not perceive another single factor so helpful as wise attentionfor a bhikkhu who is a learner, who has not attained perfection but lives aspiring for the supreme security from bondage. Bhikkhus, a bhikkhu who wisely attends abandons what is unwholesome and develops what is wholesome.”

For a bhikkhu who is a learner
There is no other thing so helpful
For reaching the highest goal
As the factor wise attention.
Wisely striving a bhikkhu may attain
The destruction of all suffering.