Ud 6.3: Ahu Sutta — It Was

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I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's monastery. And on that occasion the Blessed One sat reflecting on the various evil, unskillful qualities that had been abandoned [in him] and on the various skillful qualities that had gone to the culmination of their development. Then as he realized the various evil, unskillful qualities that had been abandoned [in him] and the various skillful qualities that had gone to the culmination of their development, he on that occasion exclaimed:

Before, it was, then it wasn't. Before, it wasn't, then it was. It wasn't, won't be, & now isn't to be found.[1]

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1. The last half of this verse also appears as the last half a verse attributed to Ven. Kaṇhadinna at Thag 2.30 (verse 180 in the PTS edition).