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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Khuddaka Nikaya Udana Context of this sutta

Udana VIII.2
Nibbana Sutta
Parinibbana (2)
Translated from the Pali by John D. Ireland
For free distribution only,
by arrangement with the Buddhist Publication Society

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Thus have I heard. At one time the Lord was staying near Savatthi in the Jeta Wood at Anathapindika's monastery. On that occasion the Lord was instructing ... the bhikkhus with a Dhamma talk connected with Nibbana, and those bhikkhus ... were intent on listening to Dhamma.

Then, on realizing its significance, the Lord uttered on that occasion this inspired utterance:

The uninclined is hard to see,
The truth is not easy to see;
Craving is penetrated by one who knows,
For one who sees there is nothing.

See also: Ud VIII.1; Ud VIII.3; Ud VIII.4.


Updated: 1-7-2000

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