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It.038 Vitakka Sutta Bhikkhus, two thoughts often occur to the Tathagata, the Arahant, the Fully Enlightened One: the thought of security (for beings) and the thought of solitude. "The Tathagata, bhikkhus, is one who delights in and enjoys non-ill will. As the Tathagata delights in and enjoys non-ill will, this thought often occurs to him: 'By this behaviour I do not oppress anyone either frail or firm.' The Tathagata, bhikkhus, is one who delights in and enjoys solitude. As the Tathagata delights in and enjoys solitude, this thought often occurs to him: 'What is unwholesome has been abandoned.' "Therefore, bhikkhus, I say, you too must live delighting in and enjoying non-ill will. As you so live this thought will often also occur to you: 'By this behaviour we do not oppress anyone either frail or firm.' "Bhikkhus, you too must live delighting in and enjoying solitude. As you so live this thought will often also occur to you: 'What is unwholesome? What has not been abandoned? What have we abandoned?'" Two thoughts occur to him, The Tathagata, the Awakened One Who endured that beyond endurance: Security (for beings) was the first thought spoken of, Solitude was the second announced. The dispeller of darkness, gone beyond, The great sage who has reached attainment, Become a master, freed from taints, Who has crossed over entirely, Released by the destruction of craving- That sage bears his final body, And having left behind Mara, I say, He has gone beyond decay. As one standing on a mountain peak Alight see all round the people down below, So having ascended the Dhamma-palace, The vastly wise, all-seeing one Views the people of the world. The sorrowless one views below Those still immersed in sorrow, Overwhelmed by birth and decay. 45/227 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.031 thoughts


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