At the Village of Koṭi (1st) —Bhikkhu Sujato

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3. At the Village of Koṭi

21. At the Village of Koṭi (1st)

1.1At one time the Buddha was staying in the land of the Vajjis at the village of Koṭi. 1.2There the Buddha addressed the mendicants: 1.3“Mendicants, not understanding and not penetrating four noble truths, both you and I have wandered and transmigrated for such a very long time.

2.1What four? 2.2The noble truths of suffering, 2.3the origin of suffering, 2.4the cessation of suffering, 2.5and the practice that leads to the cessation of suffering. 2.6These noble truths of suffering, origin, cessation, and the path have been understood and comprehended. Craving for continued existence has been cut off; the attachment to continued existence is ended; now there are no more future lives.”

3.1That is what the Buddha said. 3.2Then the Holy One, the Teacher, went on to say:

4.1“Because of not truly seeing
4.2the four noble truths,
4.3we have transmigrated for a long time
4.4from one rebirth to the next.

5.1But now that these truths have been seen,
5.2the attachment to rebirth is eradicated.
5.3The root of suffering is cut off,
5.4now there are no more future lives.”