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Questioning the slender hero

A deity said this:

      A slender hero
      Eating little,
            not greedy,
      Like a solitary lion,
            an itinerant elephant,
      Having no regard
            for sensual pleasure.
      We approach you to ask,
            how might one be released
            from suffering?

The Buddha said:

      There are five types
            of sensual pleasure
            in the world,
      The mind is said
            to be the sixth:
      Eradicate your volition
            for these,
      This is the way
            to release
            from suffering.

SN 1.30

December 7, 2019

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