|Sutta Name||Nikaya||Vagga||Academic||PTS||PSA Plae||Keywords||Notes|
|Cuu.ladukkhakkhanda||Majjhima||Muulapa.n.naasa, Siihanaada Vagga||MN.014||M.i.091ff.||18/135||evil, mental states, purification, renunciation||When asked why evil states arise in one, the Buddha replies that it is because of certain undiscarded states of consciousness which can be got rid of through renunciation. He proceeds to describe how he too failed to find satisfaction before his enlightenment. he then tells of a conversation he once had on Gijjhakuta with some Niganthas who believed that suffering could be got rid of through austerities and how he told them of his happiness which was far greater even than that of Bimbasara, king of Magadha.|
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