SN.17.28. Chavisutta ("Skin")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

“Possessions, honor, and popularity are brutal …

They cut through the outer skin, the inner skin, the flesh, sinews, and bones, until they reach the marrow and stay pressing there.

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

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