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It.103 Sama.nabraahma.na Sutta | Sama.na Sutta Bhikkhus, whatever recluses and brahmins do not understand as it actually is: 'This is suffering' ; 'This is the origin of suffering' ; 'This is the cessation of suffering'; 'This is the course leading to the cessation of suffering' - these recluses and brahmins are not considered by me to be truly recluses among recluses, to be truly brahmins among brahmins. These venerable ones live without having realised and achieved here and now by their own direct knowledge the aim of being a recluse, the aim of being a brahmin. "But, bhikkhus, whatever recluses and brahmins understand as it actually is: 'This is suffering' ; 'This is the origin of suffering' ; 'This is the cessation of suffering'; 'This is the course leading to the cessation of suffering' -- these recluses and brahmins are considered by me to be truly recluses among recluses, to be truly brahmins among brahmins. These venerable ones indeed live having achieved and realised here and now by their own direct knowledge the aim of being a recluse, the aim of being a brahmin.' Those who do not understand suffering, Or how suffering is produced, Or where suffering finally stops Altogether without remainder, And who do not know that path Leading to relief from suffering - They are destitute of mind-release And lack release by wisdom too; Unable to make an end of it, They go on taking birth and ageing. But those who understand suffering, And how suffering is produced, And where suffering finally stops Altogether without remainder, And who also know the path Leading to relief from suffering - They possess that mind-release And the release by wisdom too; Able to make an end of it They never again take birth and age. 45/655 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.104 recluse, brahmin


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