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Ganda Sutta

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Title: Ganda Sutta: A Boil

Summary: Nine good reasons not to get enchanted with the body.

AN 9.15

PTS: A iv 386

Ganda Sutta: A Boil

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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“Monks, it's just as if there were a boil that had been building for many years with nine openings, nine un-lanced heads. Whatever would ooze out from it would be an uncleanliness oozing out, a stench oozing out, a disgust oozing out. Whatever would be discharged from it would be an uncleanliness discharging, a stench discharging, a disgust discharging.

”'A boil,' monks, is another word for this body composed of the four properties, born of mother & father, fed on rice & porridge, subject to inconstancy, rubbing & massaging, breaking-up & disintegrating. It has nine openings, nine un-lanced heads. Whatever would ooze out from it would be an uncleanliness oozing out, a stench oozing out, a disgust oozing out. Whatever would be discharged from it would be an uncleanliness discharging, a stench discharging, a disgust discharging. For that reason, you should become disenchanted with this body.“

en/tipitaka/sut/an/an09/an09.015.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/11 04:34 by Johann