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Tipitaka Sutta Pitaka Samyutta Nikaya Context of this sutta

Samyutta Nikaya II.69
Iccha Sutta
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[A deva:]

With what         is the world tied down?

    With the subduing
of what         is it freed?
    With the abandoning
of what         are all bonds
            cut through?

[The Buddha:]

With desire     the world is tied down.
    With the subduing
of desire         it's freed.

    With the abandoning
of desire         all bonds
            are cut through.


Updated: 1-7-2000

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