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54 Paṭhama Esanā Sutta
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The Buddha explains the three kinds of search: the search for sensuality, the search for existence, and the search for a holy life

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

“Monks, there are three kinds of search. What three? The search for sensuality, the search for existence, and the search for a holy life. Monks, these are the three kinds of search.”

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

The Buddha’s disciple with a still mind, with wise awareness, and with wise mindfulness understands searches and the arising of searches.

He also understands where searches cease (with the attainment of Nibbāna at passing away) and the noble path that leads to the destruction of searches. The monk who, having destroyed all types of search, is freed from the thirst of defilements and attains Nibbāna at passing away.

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

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