1. Sīla Sutta. The Buddha exhorts the monks to live perfect in virtue; then will they be ardent, scrupulous and resolute. A.ii.14.

2. Sīla Sutta. On four persons, as regards their completeness in virtue, concentration and wisdom. A.ii.136.

3. Sīla Sutta. On four persons, as regards their respect for virtue, concentration and wisdom. A.ii.136.

4. Sīla Sutta. A monk who is virtuous, learned, has a pleasant and smooth speech, is able to develop the four jhānas at will, and has attained the destruction of the āsavas - such a one has achieved his goal. A.iii.113.

5. Sīla Sutta. A monk who has achieved virtue, concentration, insight, emancipation and the vision of emancipation such a one is worthy of offerings and homage. A.iii.134.

6. Sīla Sutta. A man, wanting in morals, loses wealth through neglect; evil rumour spreads about him; he has no confidence in gatherings; he is muddled in thought; and goes, after death, to a place of ill. A.iii.252.

7. Sīla Sutta. Sāriputta tells Mahā Kotthita, in answer to a question, that the virtuous monk should methodically ponder on the five upādāna-kkhandhā. S.iii.167.

8. Sīla Sutta. Even as the dawn is the forerunner of the sun, so is virtue the forerunner of the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.30.

9. Sīla Sutta. The benefits which come through monks being possessed of virtue, concentration, insight, release - release by knowledge and insight. S.v.67f.

10. Sīla Sutta. Ananda tells Bhadda, in the Kukkutārāma in Pātaliputta, that the virtuous habits, spoken of by the Buddha, are those which come by cultivation of the four satipatthānas. S.v.171.

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