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Samyutta Nikaya
Sacca Saṁyutta

56.12 Tathāgata Sutta
The Buddha

The Tathāgatha had the utmost knowledge about the Four Noble Truths, which gave him knowledge, wisdom, and light.

“‘This is the Noble Truth of suffering.’ Such was the vision, knowledge, wisdom, realization, and light that arose in the Buddha regarding teachings not learned before from another. ‘This Noble Truth of suffering should be completely understood.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of suffering has been completely understood.’ …

“‘This is the Noble Truth of the origin of suffering.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the origin of suffering should be abandoned.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the origin of suffering has been abandoned.’ …

“‘This is the Noble Truth of the end of suffering.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the end of suffering should be realized.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the end of suffering has been realized.’ …

“‘This is the Noble Truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering should be developed.’ … ‘This Noble Truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering has been developed.’ Such was the vision, knowledge, wisdom, realization, and light that arose in the Buddha regarding teachings not learned before from another.”

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 56.12 Tathāgata Sutta: The Buddha

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