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Aŋguttara Nikāya
Sattaka Nipāta
2. Anusaya Vagga

Sutta 12

Anusaya-p-Pahāna Suttaɱ

Obsessions (2)

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, with the abandoning and destruction
of the seven obsessions,
the holy life is fulfilled.

Which seven?

The obsession of sensual passion,
the obsession of resistance,
the obsession of views,
the obsession of uncertainty,
the obsession of conceit,
the obsession of passion for becoming,
the obsession of ignorance.

With the abandoning and destruction
of these seven obsessions,
the holy life is fulfilled.

 

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"When, for a monk,
the obsession of sensual passion
has been abandoned,
its root destroyed,
made like a palmyra stump,
deprived of the conditions of development,
not destined for future arising;

when, for him,
the obsession of resistance...

the obsession of views...

the obsession of uncertainty...

the obsession of conceit...

the obsession of passion for becoming...

the obsession of ignorance
has been abandoned,
its root destroyed,
made like a palmyra stump,
deprived of the conditions of development,
not destined for future arising;
this is called a monk
who has cut through craving,
has turned away from the fetter, and
— by rightly breaking through conceit —
has put an end to suffering and stress."

 


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