Aṅguttara Nikāya


Aṅguttara Nikāya
IV. Catukka Nipāta
I. Bhaṇḍagāma Vagga

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Fours
I. Bhaṇḍagāma

Sutta 9

Taṇhā Suttaɱ


Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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[1][pts]"Bhikkhus, there are these four ways in which craving arises in a bhikkhu.

What four?

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.

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