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“Happy indeed are the arahants! No craving can be found in them. Cut off is the conceit ‘I am,’ Burst asunder is delusion’s net.”
~ The Buddha
SN 22:76

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The Alagaddupama Sutta Part Two

Bhante Gunaratana

In this, “The Simile of the Snake Sutta,” the Buddha first criticizes a monk for holding a view contrary to the Buddha’s teaching. He then warns that the Dhamma should be learned and taught for the right reasons, not for winning in arguments and self-glory, and compares the danger of wrong grasp of the Dhamma to catching a snake by the tail.The Buddha also points out that one should not cling even to the wholesome Dhamma let alone unwholesome dhamma. In a famous simile, the five aggregates are compared to grass, sticks, branches and leaves gathered for burning. The advice: abandon them!

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File Size: 11.0 MB
Durration: 46:00
Recorded: 9-27-07
Posted: 4-15-08