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Samyutta Nikaya II.69

Iccha Sutta


[A deva:]
With what is the world tied down?

    With the subduing
of what is it freed?
    With the abandoning
of what are all bonds
            cut through?

[The Buddha:]

With desire the world is tied down.
    With the subduing
of desire it's freed.

    With the abandoning
of desire all bonds
            are cut through.

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