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XXVI:18 An Arahant does not cling to sensual pleasures*
Once, some bhikkhus were talking about the Arahant bhikkhuni Uppala Vanna being raped by a young man. In this connection, they asked the Buddha whether Arahants do enjoy sensual pleasures as they have the same physical make-up like other people. The Buddha replied, 'Bhikkhus! Arahants do not enjoy sensual pleasures; they do not indulge in sensual pleasures, for they do not cling to objects of sense and to sensual pleasures, just as water does not cling to the lotus leaf.'
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