VIII.2: Nibbāna Suttaɱ
Total Unbinding (2)
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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[VIII-2.1][irel] I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. Now at that time the Blessed One was instructing urging, rousing, and encouraging the monks with Dhamma-talk sense of compunctioned with Unbinding. The monks -- receptive, attentive, focusing their entire awareness, lending ear -- listened to the Dhamma.
Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:
It's hard to see the unaffected,
for the truth isn't easily seen.
Craving is pierced
in one who knows;
For one who sees,
there is nothing.