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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Khuddaka Nikaya Udana Context of this sutta

Udana VII.2
Bhaddiya Sutta
About Bhaddiya the Dwarf (2)
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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. At that time Ven. Sariputta was with a variety of approaches instructing, urging, rousing, and encouraging Ven. Bhaddiya the Dwarf with Dhamma-talk to an even greater extent, as he thought that Bhaddiya was still just a learner.

The Blessed One saw that Ven. Sariputta was with a variety of approaches instructing, urging, rousing, and encouraging Ven. Bhaddiya the Dwarf with Dhamma-talk to an even greater extent, as he thought that Bhaddiya was still just a learner.

Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

He has broken the cycle,
attained freedom from desire.
The dried-up stream
    no longer flows.
The cycle, broken,
    no longer turns.
This, just this,
is the end of stress.

See also: Ud VII.1.


 


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