SN 1.69
PTS: S i 40
CDB i 132
Iccha Sutta: Desire
translated from the Pali by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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[A deva:]

With what is the world tied down? With the subduing of what is it freed? With the abandoning of what are all bonds cut through?

[The Buddha:]

With desire the world is tied down. With the subduing of desire it's freed. With the abandoning of desire all bonds are cut through.