3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
3. Bhāra Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Book of the Aggregates Khandha-Vagga
22. Connected Discourses on the Aggregates
III. The Burden
Desire and Lust
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, abandon desire and lust for form.
Thus that form will be abandoned, cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, obliterated so that it is no more subject to future arising.
"Abandon desire and lust for feeling ... for perception ... for volitional formations ... for consciousness.
Thus that consciousness will be abandoned, cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, obliterated so that it is no more subject to future arising."