I entreat the wise (Buddha), the houseless, who cuts off
desire,'--so (said) the venerable BhadrÔvudha,--'who is free from
commotion, forsakes joy, has crossed the stream, is liberated, and who
leaves time behind; having heard the chief's (word), they will go away
'Different people have come together from the provinces, longing
(to hear) thy speech, O hero; do thou expound it thoroughly to them, for
this Dhamma is well known to thee.'
'Let one wholly subdue the desire of grasping (after everything),
O BhadrÔvudha,'--so said Bhagavat,--'above, below, across, and in the
middle; for whatever they grasp after in the world, just by that MÔra
follows the man.
'Therefore, knowing this, let not the thoughtful Bhikkhu grasp
after anything in all the world, considering as creatures of desire this
generation, sticking fast in the realm of death.'
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