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- Udana VI.9
- Adhipataka Sutta
- For free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma
I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi,
in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Now on that occasion the
Blessed One was sitting out in the open in the pitch black of the night, while oil lamps
were burning. Many flying insects were meeting their downfall and misfortune in those oil
lamps. The Blessed One saw those flying insects meeting their downfall and misfortune in
those oil lamps.
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion
Rushing headlong, missing what's essential,
bringing on one new bond
like insects falling into the flame,
some are intent only on what's seen & heard.