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Udana VIII.4

Nibbana Sutta

Parinibbana (4)

Translated from the Pali by John D. Ireland

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Thus have I heard. At one time the Lord was staying near Savatthi in the Jeta Wood at Anathapindika's monastery. On that occasion the Lord was instructing ... the bhikkhus with a Dhamma talk connected with Nibbana, and those bhikkhus ... were intent on listening to Dhamma.

Then, on realizing its significance, the Lord uttered on that occasion this inspired utterance:

For the supported there is instability, for the unsupported there is no instability; when there is no instability there is serenity; when there is serenity there is no inclination: when there is no inclination there is no coming-and-going; when there is no coming-and-going there is no decease-and-uprising; when there is no decease-and-uprising there is neither "here" nor "beyond" nor "in between the two." Just this is the end of suffering.

See also: Ud VIII.1; Ud VIII.2; Ud VIII.3.
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