1. Bīja Sutta.– The five sorts of seed, if unspoilt and planted in good soil, and nourished by wind and water, will sprout and grow. Like to the five kinds of seed are the five kinds of consciousness; like to the earth the four foundations of mindfulness, like to water the lure of lust. S.iii.54 f.
2. Bīja Sutta.– Just as earth is essential to all seed and vegetation, so is virtue essential to the practice of the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.46 f.
3. Bīja Sutta.– Perverted view is the most fertile soil for the development of evil states. A.i.30.
4. Bīja Sutta.– Just as bitter seed produces bitter fruit, so do false views produce evil and suffering. It is the opposite with sweet seeds and right views. A.v.212 ﬀ.