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15 Taṇha Saṁyojuna Sutta
Craving

The Buddha explains the fetter of craving, which leads one to wander 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 fetter other than the fetter of craving, by which beings are so tied and run on and wander in journey of rebirths for a long, long time. Fettered by the fetter of craving, 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:

With craving as his companion, a person wanders on in this journey of rebirth for a long, long time. It is the very reason why he cannot stop this journey from one life to another. Having understood the danger thus—that craving is the origin of suffering—a monk lives mindfully, freed from craving and without clinging.

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

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Itivuttaka 15 Taṇha Saṁyojuna Sutta: Craving

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