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Itivuttaka 6 Māna Sutta
Conceit

Abandoning conceit will lead to non-returning along with much happiness.

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? Conceit 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 puffed up with conceit will be reborn in the planes of misery. But having understood conceit 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 6 Māna Sutta: Conceit

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