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Title: Ananda Sutta: Ananda
PTS: S i 188
CDB i 283
Ananda Sutta: Ananda
(Instructions to Vangisa)
translated from the Pali by
<p>On one occasion Ven. Ananda was staying near Savatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Then early in the morning he put on his robes and, carrying his bowl & outer robe, went into Savatthi for alms with Ven. Vangisa as his attendant monk. Now at that time dissatisfaction (with the chaste life) had arisen in Ven. Vangisa. Lust invaded his mind. So he addressed Ven. Ananda with this verse:</p>
With sensual lust I burn. My mind is on fire. Please, Gotama, from compassion,
tell me how to put it out.
<p class=“spkr”>[Ven. Ananda:]</p> From distorted perception
your mind is on fire.
Shun the theme of the beautiful
accompanied by lust.
See mental fabrications as other,
as stress, & not-self.
Extinguish your great lust. Don't keep burning again & again.
Develop the mind
— well-centered & one — in the foul, through the foul.
Have your mindfulness
immersed in the body.
Be one who pursues
Develop the theme-less. Cast out conceit. Then, from breaking through
conceit, you will go on your way
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