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English translation of
Holy Sutta Nipata
English translation by V. Fausb÷ll
taken from http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/sbe10/

Book 05 Parayanavagga : Chapter 13 Bhadravudhamanavapukkha

1.
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 from here.

2.
'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.'

3.
'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.

4.
'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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-- Book 05 - Chapter 13 --





 
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