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- Udana VII.6
- Tanhakhaya Sutta
- The Ending of Craving
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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. Now at that time Ven. Añña Kondañña was sitting not far from the Blessed One, his
legs crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of
craving. The Blessed One saw Ven. Añña Kondañña sitting not far away, his legs
crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion
For someone with no root, no soil,
no leaves -- how creepers?
Who's fit to blame him,
the enlightened one freed
Even devas praise him.
Even by Brahma he's praised.