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Ud 7.6: Taṇhākhaya Sutta — The Ending of Craving

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 Ven. Aññāta Koṇḍañña[1] was sitting not far from the Blessed One, his legs crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of craving. The Blessed One saw Ven. Aññāta Koṇḍañña sitting not far away, his legs crossed, his body held erect, reflecting on [his] release through the total ending of craving.

Then, on realizing the significance of that, the Blessed One on that occasion exclaimed:

For someone with no root, no soil, no leaves — how creepers? Who's fit to criticize him? — the enlightened one freed from bonds. Even devas praise him. Even by Brahmā he's praised.

Note

1.
See SN 56.11.
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