SN.1.68. Pihitasutta ("Fastened Shut")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“What has the world fastened shut?
On what is the world grounded?
What has trapped the world?
By what is it surrounded?”

“Mortality has the world fastened shut.
The world is grounded on suffering.
Craving has trapped the world.
It’s surrounded by old age.”

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