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AN 10.27 : Mahapañha Sutta: The Great Questions

posted Aug 21, 2013, 7:08 PM by Sung Yang
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Monks, when a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards one thing, when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, when he sees the complete ending of it, then he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.

What one thing? "All beings subsist by nutriment." When a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards this one thing (nutriment), when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, and when he sees the complete ending of it, then, O monks, he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.

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See also: SN 12.11; SN 12.12; SN 12.31; SN 12.63; SN 12.64; The Four Nutriments of Life by Nyanaponika Thera.


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