IV. Catukka Nipāta
I. Bhaṇḍagāma Vagga
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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Craving arises in a bhikkhu because of robes, almsfood, lodgings, or for the sake of life here or elsewhere.
These are the four ways in which craving arises in a bhikkhu."
With craving as companion
a person wanders during this long time.
Going from one state to another,
he does not overcome saɱsāra.
Having known this danger —
that craving is the origin of suffering —
free from craving, devoid of grasping,
a bhikkhu should wander mindfully.