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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Khuddaka Nikaya Udana Context of this sutta

Udana VIII.3
Nibbana Sutta
Parinibbana (3)
Translated from the Pali by John D. Ireland
For free distribution only,
by arrangement with the Buddhist Publication Society

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:

There is, bhikkhus, a not-born, a not-brought-to-being, a not-made, a not-conditioned. If, bhikkhus, there were no not-born, not-brought-to-being, not-made, not-conditioned, no escape would be discerned from what is born, brought-to-being, made, conditioned. But since there is a not-born, a not-brought-to-being, a not-made, a not-conditioned, therefore an escape is discerned from what is born, brought-to-being, made, conditioned.

See also: Ud VIII.1; Ud VIII.2; Ud VIII.4.


 


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