II. Nātha Vagga
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
X. The Book of the Tens
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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The five lower fetters and the five higher fetters.
And what are the five lower fetters?
Personal-existence view, doubt, wrong grasp of behavior and observances, sensual desire, and ill will.
These are the five lower fetters.
And what are the five higher fetters?
Attachment to form, attachment to the formless, conceit, restlessness, and ignorance.
These are the five higher fetters.
These, bhikkhus, are the ten fetters."