273 The best ways is the eightfold; the best of truths the four words; the best of virtues passionlessness; the best of man who has eyes to see.
276 You yourself must make an effort. The Tathagatas (Buddhas) are only preachers. The thoughtful who enter the way are freed from the bondage of Mara.
277 'All created things perish,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way of purity.
278 'All created things are grief and pain,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way that leads to purity.
279 'All forms are unreal,' he who knows and sees this becomes passive in pain; this is the way that leads to purity.
280 He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise, who, though young and strong, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, that lazy and idle man never finds the way to knowledge.
281 Watching his speech, well restrained in mind, let a man never commit any wrong with his body! Let a man but keep these three roads of action clear, and he will achieve the way which is thought by the wise.
289 A wise and well-behaved man who knows the meaning of this, should quickly clear the way that leads to Nirvara.