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Ud 8.2
PTS: Ud 80
Nibbāna Sutta: Unbinding (2)
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Alternate translation: Ireland
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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion the Blessed One was instructing, urging, rousing, & encouraging the monks with Dhamma-talk concerned with unbinding. The monks — receptive, attentive, focusing their entire awareness, lending ear — listened to the Dhamma.

Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

It's hard to see the unaffected, for the truth is not easily seen. Craving is pierced in one who knows; For one who sees, there is nothing.
See also: Ud 8.1; Ud 8.3; Ud 8.4.
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