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Udāna
VII.6: Tanhakhaya Suttaṃ

The Ending of Craving

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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[VII-6.1] I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi, in Jeta's Grove, Anathapindika's monastery. Now at that time Ven. Añña Kondañña was sitting not far from the Blessed One, his legs crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of craving. The Blessed One saw Ven. Añña Kondañña sitting not far away, his legs crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of craving.

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

For someone with no root, no soil,
no leaves -- how creepers?
Who's fit to blame him,
the enlightened one freed
        from bonds.
    Even devas praise him.
    Even by Brahma he's praised.


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