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Translation by Bhikkhuni Uppalavanna


1. In Sàvatthi

2. King Pasenadi of Kosala approached the Blessed One, worshipped and sat on a side.

3. King Pasenadi of Kosala asked the Blessed One: "Venerable sir, how many things arise to a man for his ill being, unpleasantness and distress?"

4. "Great king, three things arise for a man's ill being, unpleasantness and distress. What three? Greed, hate and delusion arise for a man's ill being, unpleasantness and distress."

"Greed, hate and delusion are the evil intentions of man, born in the self,
They hurt him, like the best of barks that hinder the growth of much fruit."

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