SN.17.11. Suvaṇṇapātisutta ("A Golden Bowl")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

“Possessions, honor, and popularity are brutal …

When I’ve comprehended the mind of a certain person, I understand: ‘This venerable would not tell a deliberate lie even for the sake of a golden bowl filled with silver powder.’ But some time later I see them tell a deliberate lie because their mind is overcome and overwhelmed by possessions, honor, and popularity.

So brutal are possessions, honor, and popularity. …”

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