To Buddha who is sitting meditating, free from pollution,'--so
said the venerable Udaya,--'having performed his duty, who is without
passion, accomplished in all things (dhamma), I have come with a
question; tell me the deliverance by knowledge, the splitting up of
'(It consists in) leaving lust and desire, O Udaya,'--so said
Bhagavat,--'and both (kinds of) grief, and driving away sloth, and
warding off misbehaviour.
'The deliverance by knowledge which is purified by equanimity and
thoughtfulness and preceded by reasoning on Dhamma I will tell thee, the
splitting up of ignorance.'
Udaya: 'What is the bond of the world, what is its practice? By
the leaving of what is Nibbâna said to be?'
Buddha: 'The world is bound by pleasure, reasoning is its
practice; by the leaving of desire Nibbâna is said to be.'
Udaya: 'How does consciousness cease in him that wanders
thoughtful? Having come to ask thee, let us hear thy words.'
Buddha: 'For him who both inwardly and outwardly does not delight
in sensation, for him who thus wanders thoughtful, consciousness
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