ItivuttakaItv 14 Avijjāhīvarana Sutta

The Buddha explains how ignorance leads one to wonder in the journey of rebirth.

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

“Monks, I do not see any single hindrance other than the hindrance of ignorance by which all beings are so obstructed and run on and wander in the journey of rebirths for a long, long time. Hindered by the hindrance of ignorance, beings run on and wander in the journey of rebirths for a long, long time.”

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

No other single thing exists like the hindrance of delusion, which obstructs all beings, and, as a result, they wander on from life to life.

Those who have abandoned delusion, shattering this mass of darkness, no longer wander on. Their cause that leads to wandering is not found anymore.

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

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Itivuttaka 14 Avijjāhīvarana Sutta: Ignorance

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