ItivuttakaItv 9 Lobhapariññā Sutta
Fully Understanding Greed

One who fully knows and fully understands greed 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 greed and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for greed and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting an end to suffering. But one who has fully known and fully understood greed, whose mind has been cleansed of passion for greed 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 obsessed by greed will be reborn in the plane of misery. But having understood greed 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 9 Lobhapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Greed

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