Jan 8, 2012

Catucakka Sutta

(The deva said:)

"O Mighty One!
The body has four postures;
it has nine orifices1
it is filled with faeces;
it is bound up with greed;
it comes into being in the marsh (of the mother's womb).
In what way can there be escape from the body?"

(The Bhagava said:)

"By cutting off the cords of enmity,
the thongs of defilements,
evil desire which is greed, and
by uprooting Craving,
there will be escape from the body."

Satti Vagga, Devata Samyutta, Sagatha Vagga Samyutta,
Samyutta Nikaya, Suttanta Pitaka