AN 10.27 Mahapañha Sutta:

AN 10.27
PTS: A v 48
Mahapañha Sutta: The Great Questions
(excerpt)
translated from the Pali by
Nyanaponika Thera
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Monks, when a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards one thing, when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, when he sees the complete ending of it, then he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.
What one thing? "All beings subsist by nutriment." When a monk becomes entirely dispassionate towards this one thing (nutriment), when his lust for it entirely fades away, when he is entirely liberated from it, and when he sees the complete ending of it, then, O monks, he is one who, after fully comprehending the Goal, makes an end of suffering here and now.
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Provenance:
©1981 Buddhist Publication Society.
From The Four Nutriments of Life, by Nyanaponika Thera (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1981). Copyright © 1999 Buddhist Publication Society. Used with permission.
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