Anguttara Nikaya

AN 7.67 Nagarūpama Sutta: Well Protected Kingdom

A grand simile to explain the qualities of a noble disciple.

“In the same way, a noble disciple has seven good qualities, and he or she reaches the four stages of concentration.


Itv 68 Paṭhamarāga Sutta: Passion 1

The Buddha explains how not eradicating passion, hatred and delusion makes a person fall into Māra's noose.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, anyone whose passion is not eradicated, whose hatred is not eradicated, and whose delusion is not eradicated is said to be in Māra’s bondage; he is caught in Māra’s noose. Whatever the […]