In the fifth book of the Samyutta Nikāya a repetition under the name of Gangāpeyyāla occurs several times. "Just as the Gangā flows to the east, slides to the east, and tends to the east, even so, a monk who cultivates the bojjhangas (S.v.135, 137), the satipatthānas (196), the indriyas (239, 241), the padhānas (244), the balas 249, 251), the iddhi-pādas (290), and the jhānas (307), slides and tends towards nibbāna."

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