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Thag 6.5 The Verses of Arahant Māluṅkyaputta (399-404)

399. If one is heedless in practicing the Dhamma, one’s craving grows rapidly like a māluvā creeper that spirals around a big tree. He is like a monkey: desiring fruit, a monkey jumps from one tree to another. In the same way, this person journeys from one existence to another. 400. The evil craving that […]

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Thag 16.5 The Verses of Arahant Māluṅkyaputta (794-817)

794. When one sees a form with unestablished mindfulness, he recollects its pleasant signs. Then he experiences that form with an attached mind. His mind stays clinging to it. 795. Many feelings arise in him originating from that form. His mind is disturbed by desire and restlessness. For one who accumulates suffering in this way, […]