SN.1.55. Paṭhamajanasutta ("Gives Birth, 1st")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“What gives birth to a person?
What do they have that runs about?
What enters transmigration?
What’s their greatest fear?”

“Craving gives birth to a person.
Their mind is what runs about.
A sentient being enters transmigration.
Suffering is their greatest fear.”

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