Samāsabyāsatoti imāni pana dhutaṅgāni samāsato tīṇi sīsaṅgāni, pañca asambhinnaṅgānīti aṭṭheva honti.
Ñ(II,87): 6. and 7. As to groups and also singly. Now 6. as to groups: these ascetic practices are in fact only eight, that is to say, three principal and five individual practices.
Tattha sapadānacārikaṅgaṃ, ekāsanikaṅgaṃ, abbhokāsikaṅganti imāni tīṇi sīsaṅgāni.
Ñ: Herein, the three, namely, the house-to-house-seeker's practice, the one-sessioner's practice, and the open-air-dweller's practice, are principal practices.
Sapadānacārikaṅgañhi rakkhanto piṇḍapātikaṅgampi rakkhissati.
Ñ: For one who keeps the house-to-house-seeker's practice will keep the alms-food-eater's practice;
Ekāsanikaṅgañca rakkhato pattapiṇḍikaṅgakhalupacchābhattikaṅgānipi surakkhanīyāni bhavissanti.
Ñ: and the bowl-food-eater's practice and the later-food-refuser's practice will be well kept by one who keeps the one-sessioner's practice.
Abbhokāsikaṅgaṃ rakkhantassa kiṃ atthi rukkhamūlikaṅgayathāsanthatikaṅgesu rakkhitabbaṃ nāma.
Ñ: And what need has one who keeps the open-air-dweller's practice to keep the tree-root-dweller's practice or the any-bed-user's practice?
Iti imāni tīṇi sīsaṅgāni, āraññikaṅgaṃ, paṃsukūlikaṅgaṃ, tecīvarikaṅgaṃ, nesajjikaṅgaṃ, sosānikaṅganti imāni pañca asambhinnaṅgāni cāti aṭṭheva honti.
Ñ: So there are these three principal practices that, together with the five individual practices, that is to say, the forest-dweller's practice, the refuse-rag-wearer's practice, the triple-robe-wearer's practice, the sitter's practice, and the charnel-ground-dweller's practice, come to eight only.