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Kāmabhū Sutta

1. Kāmabhū Sutta.– Kāmabhū visits Ānanda at Ghositārāma in Kosambī and asks him whether the senses are the bonds of objects or objects the bonds of senses. Ānanda answers that neither is true; the bond is the desire and lust that arise owing to the senses and the objects with which they come in contact. The Buddha, for instance, is free from such bondage (S.iv.165).

The same question is asked of Sāriputta by Mahā-Koṭṭhika, who receives the same reply (S.iv.162 f).

2. Paṭhama Kāmabhū Sutta.– Citta-gahapati visits Kāmabhū at Ambāṭakavana in Macchikāsaṇḍa and is asked to solve a riddle:

“Nelaṅgo setapacchādo, ekāro vattatī ratho.
Anīghaṃ passa āyantaṃ, chinnasotaṃ abandhana”nti.

“With faultless wheel and white awning
The one-spoked wheel rolls, see it coming, trouble-free
The stream cut, without bondage.”

Citta explains this as referring to the Arahant and points out the significance of each term (S.iv.291 f). In the Udāna (p.76; UdA.370 f; cf. DhsA.398) the words of the riddle are mentioned as having been used by the Buddha in reference to Lakuṇḍaka-Bhaddiya.

3. Dutiya Kāmabhū Sutta.– Records another visit of Citta to Kāmabhū. Citta asks a series of questions about the activities of the body, speech, and mind and their cessation. Kāmabhū explains them to Citta’s satisfaction. S.iv.293.

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