56. Sacca Saɱyutta
2. Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Vagga
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"Venerable sir, it is said, 'ignorance, ignorance.'
What is ignorance, venerable sir, and in what way is one immersed in ignorance?"
Bhikkhu, not knowing suffering, not knowing the origin of suffering, not knowing the cessation of suffering, not knowing the way leading to the cessation of suffering: this is called ignorance, bhikkhu, and it is in this way that one is immersed in ignorance.
"Therefore, bhikkhu, an exertion should be made to understand:
'This is suffering.'...
An exertion should be made to understand:
'This is the way leading to the cessation of suffering."