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Majjhima Nikaya

MN 141 Saccavibhaṅga Sutta: Discourse on the Analysis of the Noble Truths

Arahant Sariputta explains in detail the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.

And what, friends, is the Noble Truth of Suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering; grief, lamentation, bodily pain, mental pain, and despair are suffering; not getting what one desires, that too, is suffering. In brief, the five aggregates of clinging are suffering.

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Itivuttaka

Itv 7 Sabbapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding the All

One who has understood the "all" and are cleansed of passion for the "all" will put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known and fully understood with insight “the all”, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for “the all” and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 8 Mānapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Conceit

One who fully knows and fully understands conceit is capable of putting an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known conceit and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for conceit and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 9 Lobhapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Greed

One who fully knows and fully understands greed can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known greed and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for greed and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 10 Dosapariññā Sutta: Fully Understanding Hatred

One who fully knows and fully understands hatred can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known hatred and not fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for hatred and has not abandoned it, is incapable of […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 11 Mohapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Delusion

One who has fully knows and fully understands delusion can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known delusion and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for delusion and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 12 Kodhapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Anger

One who has fully knows and fully understands anger can put an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known anger and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for anger and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 13 Makkhapariñña Sutta: Fully Understanding Contempt

One who fully knows and understands contempt is capable of putting an end to suffering.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard: “Monks, one who has not fully known contempt and fully understood it with insight, whose mind has not been cleansed of passion for contempt and has not abandoned it, is incapable of putting […]

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Itv 43 Ajāta Sutta: The Unborn

The Buddha explains Nibbāna; how it is the ultimate freedom and the cessation of all 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 is an unborn (by causes), unformed, unmade (by anyone), unconditioned thing (Nibbāna, the ultimate freedom). If, monks, there were not that unborn (by causes), unformed, unmade (by anyone), unconditioned thing (Nibbāna), […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 103 Samaṇabrāhmaṇa Sutta: Recluses and Brāhmin

The Buddha explains how true recluses and Brāhmins understand the Four Noble Truths.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, recluses and Brāhmins who do not understand as it actually is, ‘This is suffering; this is the cause of suffering; this is the cessation of suffering; this is the path leading to […]

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Peta Vatthu

Pv 4.15 Seṭṭhiputta Sutta: Wealthy Sons of Wealthy Merchants

Ghosts discuss their past about not practicing generosity.

A group of ghosts were feeling guilty for their bad deeds and cried out these verses. First Ghost: Sixty thousand years have passed while we have been boiling in hell. When will this suffering end? Second Ghost: Dear friends, our suffering seems to last forever. This is the result of evil deeds done by us. […]