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It.093 Aggi Sutta Bhikkhus, there are these three fires. What three? The fire of lust, the fire of hate, the fire of delusion. These, bhikkhus, are the three fires." The fire of lust burns mortals Infatuated by sensual pleasures; The fire of hate burns malevolent men Who kill other living beings; The fire of delusion burns the bewildered, Ignorant of the Noble One's Dhamma. Being unaware of these three fires, Humankind delights in personal existence. Unfree from the bonds of Mara They swell the ranks of hell, Existence in the animal realm, Asura-demons and the domain of ghosts. But those engaged in practising The Enlightened One's teaching day and night Ever perceiving the body's foulness, Extinguish the fire of lust. Those best of men by loving-kindness Extinguish the fire of hate, And they extinguish the fire of delusion By wisdom that leads to penetration. Having extinguished these fires, Those discerning ones, unwearied Night and day, attain final Nibbana And overcome all suffering. The noble seers, masters of knowledge, Wise ones with perfect understanding, By directly knowing the end of birth Come no more to renewal of being. 45/585 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.092 fire


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