SN.1.5. Katichindasutta ("Cut How Many?")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

Standing to one side, that deity recited this verse in the Buddha’s presence:

“Cut how many? Drop how many?
How many more should be developed?
How many chains must a mendicant escape
before you call them a flood-crosser?”

“Five to cut, five to drop,
and five more to develop.
A mendicant must escape five chains
before you call them a flood-crosser.”

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