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Tipitaka >> Sutta Pitaka >> Samyutta Nikaya >> Kamada Sutta

Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


1. Standing on a side Kamado, the son of the gods said this stanza in the presence of the Blessed One:

2. "O! Blessed One, it is very difficult!"

The Blessed One said:

Kamada, even the difficult is done to get established,

in the virtues and concentration of a trainer.
It's satisfaction and pleasure, to a ascetic one."

3. "O! Blessed One, satisfaction is difficult to obtain."

The Blessed One said:

"Kamada, the difficult should be obtained by appeasing the mind day and night
with attachment to appeasement."

4. "O! Blessed One, it is difficult to concentrate the mind.

The Blessed One said:

"Kamada, even with difficulty the mind should be concentrated attached to appeasing the mental faculties. The noble ones cut the net of death and pierce through."

5. "O! Blessed One, the uneven path is difficult to tread."

The Blessed One said:

"Kamada, the noble ones go, on the uneven difficult path
The non-noble ones fall on the uneven path upside down.
The noble ones make the uneven path, even."

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