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Saṃyojana Sutta

1. Saṃyojana Sutta.– The world is fettered by delight, by thought it is led around. Craving is what should be abandoned, this is called nibbāna. S.i.39.

2. Saṃyojana Sutta.– When one dwells contemplating satisfaction in things that tie one to existence, craving increases. With craving as condition, attachment comes to be; with attachment as condition, becoming comes to be; with becoming as condition, birth comes to be; with birth as condition, aging, death, grief, lamentation, pain, sorrow, and despair come to be. Thus this whole mass of suffering arises. It is like an oil lamp that is burning, if a man replenishes the oil and adjust the wick it will burn for a very long time.

When one dwells contemplating danger in things that tie one to existences, craving ceases. With the cessation of craving … Thus this whole mass of suffering ceases. If a man were not to replenish the oil of the lamp and not adjust the wick, it would soon become extinguished. S.ii.85.

3. Saṃyojana Sutta.– A number of elders dwelling at Macchikāsaṇḍa were discussing after their meal whether there was any difference between the fetters and the things that fetter. Citta-gahapati came and explained the difference to them by a simile of a black ox and white ox yoked to a cart. S.iv.281.

4. Saṃyojana Sutta.– Five faculties, when developed and cultivated, lead to the abandoning of the fetters. What five? Faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. S.v.235.

5. Saṃyojana Sutta.– There are two things: seeing satisfaction in the fetters and seeing danger in them. One who dwells seeing the satisfaction in them does not abandon lust, ill-will, and delusion, and does not put an end to suffering. One who dwells seeing the danger in them abandons lust, ill-will, and delusion, and puts an end to suffering. A.i.50.

6. Saṃyojana Sutta.– Four individuals are to be found in the world. What four? The ascetic unshaken, the red lotus ascetic, the white lotus ascetic, and the delicate ascetic. These are: the Stream-winner, the Once-returner, the Non-returner, and the Arahant. A.ii.88.

7. Saṃyojana Sutta.– Four individuals are to be found in the world. What four? One has not abandoned the fetters, the second has abandoned the lower fetters, but not those leading to continued existence, the third has abandoned both, the fourth is liberated in this very life. A.ii.133.

8. Saṃyojana Sutta.– There are seven fetters. What seven? Favouritism (anunaya), prejudice (paṭigha), wrong-view (diṭṭhi), sceptical doubt (vicikicchā), conceit (māna), desire for existence (bhavarāga), ignorance (avijjā). A.iv.7.

9. Saṃyojana Sutta.– There are ten fetters — five lower fetters and five higher fetters. What are the five lower fetters? Personality-view (sakkāyadiṭṭhi), sceptical doubt (vicikicchā), attachment to rites and rituals (sīlabbataparāmāsa), sensual desire (kāmacchanda), and ill-will (byāpāda).

What are the five higher fetters? Desire for realms of form (rūparāga), desire for formless realms (arūparāga), conceit (māna), restlessness (uddhacca), and ignorance (avijjā). A.v.17.


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