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10 Dosapariññā Sutta
Fully Understanding Hatred

One who fully knows and fully understands hatred can put an end to suffering.

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

“Monks, one who has not fully known hatred and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for hatred and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting an end to suffering. But one who has fully known and fully understood hatred, whose mind has been cleansed of passion for hatred and has abandoned it, is capable of putting an end to suffering.”

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

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

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

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Itivuttaka 10 Dosapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Hatred

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