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Ananda Sutta

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Title: Ananda Sutta: Ananda

Summary: Ven. Ananda offers advice to Ven. Vangisa on how to subdue lust.

SN 8.4

PTS: S i 188

CDB i 283

Ananda Sutta: Ananda

(Instructions to Vangisa)

translated from the Pali by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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<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

disenchantment.

Develop the theme-less. Cast out conceit. Then, from breaking through

	conceit,
you will go on your way
			at peace.

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