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Bhaya Sutta

1. Bhaya Sutta.– There are three terrors that part mother and son:

  1. a great fire,
  2. a great flood, and
  3. a raid by robbers.

They are also parted by old age, disease, and death.

The practice of the Noble Eightfold Path will avoid these terrors. A.i.178 f.

2. Bhaya Sutta.– “Fear” is a name for sense desires; likewise “pain,” “disease,” “blain,” “bondage” and “bog.”

Impassioned by the senses and bound by them, both in this world and in the next, men are subject to fear, etc. A.iii.310 f.

3. Bhaya Sutta.– The same as No.2, with the addition of “womb” to the list. A.iii.311.

4. Bhaya Sutta.– There are four fears: birth, old age, disease, and death. A.ii.121.

5. Bhaya Sutta.– Four other fears: fire, water, kings, bandits. A.ii.121.

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