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Samyutta Nikaya
Sacca Saṁyutta

56.4 Dutiya Kulaputta Sutta
Sons 2

What have people who have left the household life understood?

“Monks, whatever sons truly comprehended after becoming monks in the past, they all truly comprehended the Four Noble Truths. Monks, whatever sons will truly comprehend after becoming monks in the future, they all will truly comprehend the Four Noble Truths. Monks, whatever sons truly comprehend after becoming monks in the present time, they all truly comprehend the Four Noble Truths.

“What four? The Noble Truth of suffering, the Noble Truth of the origin of suffering, the Noble Truth of the end of suffering, and the Noble Truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. Whatever sons—in the past, future, or present—rightly become monks, they all do so in order to truly comprehend 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 end of suffering.’ You should make an effort to understand: ‘This is the path that leads to the end of suffering.’”

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Saṁyutta Nikāya 56.4 Dutiya Kulaputta Sutta: Sons 2

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