Ajahn Brahm discusses sutta 36 of the Majjhima Nikaya: Vitakkasaṇṭhānasutta Mahāsaccakasutta – The Longer Discourse With Saccaka.
“In a less confrontational meeting, the Buddha and Saccaka discuss the difference between physical and mental development. The Buddha gives a long account of the various practices he did before awakening, detailing the astonishing lengths he took to mortify the body”, Sutta Central.
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