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Itv 56 Paṭhama Āsava Sutta: Taints 1

The Buddha explains the three taints: taint of sensuality, the taint of existence, and the taint of ignorance.

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 taints. What three? The taint of sensuality, the taint of existence, and the taint of ignorance. Monks, these are the three taints.” This is the meaning of what the […]

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Itv 57 Dutiya Āsava Sutta: Taints 2

The Buddha explains how a liberated monk’s taints are destroyed.

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 taints. What three? The taint of sensuality, the taint of existence, and the taint of ignorance. Monks, these are the three taints.” This is the meaning of what the […]

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Itv 67 Moneyya Sutta: Sagacity

The Buddha explains the three characteristics of a sage.

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 characteristics of a sage. Which three? Bodily sagacity, verbal sagacity, and mental sagacity. Monks, these are the three characteristics of a sage. This is the meaning of what the […]

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Itv 99 Tevijja Sutta: The Triple Knowledge

What does it mean to be a brāhmin?

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, I describe a person as a Brāhmin with Triple Knowledge based on the fact he has achieved the goal of Dhamma. However, I do not describe a person as a Brāhmin just […]

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Itivuttaka

Itv 102 Āsavakkhaya Sutta: The Destruction of the Taints

The Buddha explains how knowing and seeing the Four Noble Truths lead to the destruction of taints but not for those who do not know or see.

This discourse was taught by the Blessed One, taught by the Arahant, the fully enlightened Supreme Buddha. This is as I heard, “Monks, for one knowing and seeing, I say there is the destruction of the taints; but not for one not knowing and not seeing. But, monks, for one knowing what, and seeing what, […]

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Therigatha

Thig 5.1 The Verses of a certain Arahant Nun (67-71)

A certain nun details her path to enlightenment.

I took to heart the Dhamma that was taught to me by that skillful nun.