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Theragāthā 3.12
The Verses of Arahant Uttarapāla (252-254)

252. While I was indeed very clever to understand what is good and bad, still five cords of sensual pleasures that make the world deluded caused me to fall down.

253. Sensual pleasures are the place where Māra traps beings. I too was trapped by these sensual pleasures. I was hit by the dart of lust. But finally I was able to free my life from the snare of Māra.

254. I have eliminated all sensual pleasures. All existence has been destroyed. Journeying on from rebirth to rebirth in saṁsāra has been put to an end. There is no more rebirth for me.

These verses were said by Arahant Uttarapāla.

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Theragāthā 3.12: The Verses of Arahant Uttarapāla (252-254)

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