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Samyutta Nikaya

SN 11.3 Dhajagga Sutta: The Discourse about the Top of the Flag

The Tathāgata, the Arahant, the Supremely Enlightened One is free from lust, is free from hatred and is free from delusion; he is not subject to fear, terror and fright. He will never flee.

Monks, Sakka, lord of the gods, is not free from lust, is not free from hatred, and is not free from delusion. He is subject to fear, terror, and fright, and is quick to flee.

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Anguttara Nikaya

AN 1.1-1.10: Sights, etc.

The Supreme Buddha taught that desire is the cause of suffering. What did he say that people desire?

AN 1.1 This is how I heard. At one time the Buddha was staying in the city of Sāvatthī in Jeta’s park, at Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There, the Buddha addressed the monks, “Monks!” “Bhante,” they replied. The Buddha said this: “Monks, I do not see a single sight that obsesses a man’s mind like the sight […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 68 Paṭhamarāga Sutta: Passion 1

The Buddha explains how not eradicating passion, hatred and delusion makes a person fall into Māra's noose.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, anyone whose passion is not eradicated, whose hatred is not eradicated, and whose delusion is not eradicated is said to be in Māra’s bondage; he is caught in Māra’s noose. Whatever the […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 69 Dutiyarāga Sutta: Passion 2

When passion, hatred, and delusion is not eradicated, it is as if one is swimming in the ocean without being able to come ashore.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, any monk or nun in whom passion is not eradicated, hatred is not eradicated, and delusion is not eradicated is said to be one who has not crossed over the great ocean. […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 87 Andhakaraṇa Sutta: Producing Blindness

What are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that leads towards suffering?

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that produce blindness, lack of insightful vision, and foolishness; they destroy wisdom, push beings towards suffering, and are not conducive to ultimate freedom, Nibbāna. What […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 92 Sanghāṭikaṇṇa Sutta: Grabbing Hold of the Robe

The Buddha explains what it really means to be "close to the Buddha."

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, even if a monk, grabbing hold of my robe, following right behind me and placing his feet in my footsteps, were greedy for sense pleasures, strongly passionate, angry, corrupt in thought, unmindful, […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 93 Aggi Sutta: The Fires

The Buddha explains three type of fires; the fire of lust, hate and delusion.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three fires. What three? The fire of lust, the fire of hate, and the fire of delusion. These, monks, are the three fires.” This is the meaning of what the […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 95 Kāmupapatti Sutta: Sense Pleasures

The Buddha explains three sense pleasures that can be obtained and how one must abandon them by understanding reality.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, there are three sense pleasures that may be obtained. What three? Sense pleasures that are always present, sense pleasures of those who delight in creating pleasures (sense pleasures of Nimmānarati gods), and […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 109 Purusapiyarupa Sutta: Delightful Nature

The Buddha gives a beautiful simile to describe to abandon lust and to head towards Nibbāna.

If you wish to attain ultimate freedom, Nibbāna, the security from bondage, you should abandon sense desire, even if it is painful. Rightly comprehending with wisdom, with a mind that is well-liberated from defilements, one touches liberation now here, now there.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 110 Cara Sutta: While Walking

The Buddha explains how energy must be roused to get rid of evil thoughts and overcome them.

“Monks, if while walking, a thought of sense desire or ill will or harmfulness arises in a monk, and if he allows it to stay and does not reject it, does not quickly abandon it, does not get rid of it, and does not bring it to an end, that monk— lacking in energy and unafraid of wrongdoing—is often and continually called lazy and weak in his effort.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 112 Loka Sutta: The World

The Buddha explains who the Tathāgata (The Buddha) is and the qualities of the Buddha.

“Monks, the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the Tathāgata is detached from the world. Monks, the origin of the world has been fully understood by the Tathāgata; the origin of the world has been eradicated by the Tathāgata.