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Iccha Sutta

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Title: Iccha Sutta: Desire

Summary: A brief and elegant summary of the heart of the Buddha's teaching.

SN 1.69

PTS: S i 40

CDB i 132

Iccha Sutta: Desire

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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[A deva:]

With what is the world tied down?

With the subduing

of what is it freed?

With the abandoning

of what are all bonds

		cut through?

[The Buddha:]

With desire the world is tied down.

With the subduing

of desire it's freed.

With the abandoning

of desire all bonds

		are cut through.

en/tipitaka/sut/sn/sn01/sn01.069.than.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/03 09:26 by Johann