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Itivuttaka 1 Lobha Sutta
Greed

The Buddha taught us specific qualities in the mind to abandon.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard:

“Abandon one quality, monks, and I guarantee you non-returning. What is that one quality? Greed is that one quality, monks. Abandon that, and I guarantee you non-returning.”

This is the meaning of what the Blessed One said. So, with regard to this, it was said:

Beings obsessed by greed will be reborn in the plane of misery. But having understood greed with developed wisdom, those with insight abandon it. By abandoning it, they never return to this world.1

This, too, is the meaning of what was said by the Blessed One. This is exactly as I heard.

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Itivuttaka 1 Lobha Sutta: Greed

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