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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasa Catuttham
4. Asivisa Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Fourth Fifty
4. The Vipers

Sutta 201 [WP: #242]

Dutiya Darukkhandhopama Suttam

The Simile of the Great Log 2

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[181] [1243]

[1][pts] On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Kimbila on the bank of the river Ganges.

The Blessed One saw a great log being carried along by the current of the river Ganges, and he addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Do you see, bhikkhus, [182] that great log being carried along by the current of the river Ganges?"

"Yes, venerable sir."... (as above) ... When this was said, the Venerable Kimbila asked the Blessed One:

"What, venerable sir, is the near shore ... what is inward rottenness?"

(Replies as above except the following:)

"And what, Kimbila, is inward rottenness?

Here, Kimbila, a bhikkhu commits a certain defiled offence, an offence of a kind that does not allow for rehabilitation. This is called inward rottenness."


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