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Samyutta Nikaya
Sacca Saṁyutta

56.24 Arahanta Sutta
The Liberated One

What do those working to attain arahantship have to understand?

At the city of Sāvatthī …

“Monks, in the past, when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas truly awakened, all of them truly realized the Four Noble Truths.

“Monks, in the future, when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas will truly awaken, all of them will truly realize the Four Noble Truths.

“Monks, at present,1 when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas truly awaken, all of them truly realize the Four Noble Truths.

“What four? The noble truth of suffering, the Noble Truth of the origin of suffering, the Noble Truth of the cessation of suffering, and the Noble Truth of the path that leads to the cessation of suffering.

“Monks, in the past, when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas truly awakened, all of them truly realized the Four Noble Truths.

“Monks, in the future, when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas will truly awaken, all of them will truly realize the Four Noble Truths.

“Monks, at present, when all the liberated, fully enlightened Buddhas truly awaken, all of them truly realize the Four Noble Truths.

“Therefore, monks, you should make an effort to understand: ‘This is suffering.’ You should make an effort to understand: ‘This is the origin of suffering.’ You should make an effort to understand: ‘This is the cessation of suffering.’ You should make an effort to understand: ‘This is the path that leads to the cessation of suffering.’”

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 56.24 Arahanta Sutta: The Liberated One

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