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Aṅguttara Nikāya
Chakka Nipāta
X. Ānisaṅsa Vagga

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Sixes
Chapter X: Advantages

Sutta 106

Taṇhā Suttaɱ


Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:


"Yes, lord," they replied,
and the Exalted One said:

"Monks, these three cravings
must be given up
and these three forms of pride.




What three cravings?

The craving for lust,
for becoming
and for ceasing.[1]

These three cravings must be given up.

And what three forms of pride
must be given up?

Thinking[2] of self,
thinking lowly of self
and thinking muchly of self.

These three forms must be given up.




Verily, monks, when a monk has given up these three cravings
and these three forms of pride,
he is said to have cut off craving,
rolled back the bolts,
and mastering pride completely,
has made an end of Ill.'


[1] Vi-bhava, ? more becoming.

[2] Cf. above VI, § 76.

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