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The Nigantha Nataputta, sir, who knows and sees all things, who claims perfect knowledge and faith (in the following terms) : 'walking and standing, sleeping or waking, I am always possessed of perfect knowledge and faith' teaches the annihilation by austerities of the old Karma, and the prevention by in activity of new Karma. When Karma ceases, misery ceases ; when misery ceases, perception ceases ; when perception ceases, every misery will come to an end. In this way a man is saved by pure annihilation of sin (niggara) which is really effective. - Anguttara Nikaya

'The true ascetic should possess twenty-seven qualities, for he must keep the five vows, never eat at night, protect all living things, control his five senses, renounce greed, practise forgiveness, possess high ideals, and inspect everything he uses to make sure that no insect life is injured. He must also be self-denying and carefully keep the three gupti, he must endure hardships in the twenty-two ways, and bear suffering till death.' - A Magadhi Sloka



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