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Udāna
VII.2: Bhaddiya Suttaɱ

About Bhaddiya the Dwarf (2)

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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[VII-2.1] I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. At that time Ven. Sāriputta was with a variety of approaches instructing, urging, rousing, and encouraging Ven. Bhaddiya the Dwarf with Dhamma-talk to an even greater extent, as he thought that Bhaddiya was still just a learner.

The Blessed One saw that Ven. Sāriputta was with a variety of approaches instructing, urging, rousing, and encouraging Ven. Bhaddiya the Dwarf with Dhamma-talk to an even greater extent, as he thought that Bhaddiya was still just a learner.

Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

He has broken the cycle,
attained freedom from desire.
The dried-up stream
    no longer flows.
The cycle, broken,
    no longer turns.
This, just this,
is the end of stress.

 


 

References:

See also: Ud VII.1.


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