SN.18.8. Taṇhāsutta ("Craving")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

At Sāvatthī.

“What do you think, Rāhula? Is craving for sights permanent or impermanent?”

“Impermanent, sir.” …

“… craving for sounds … craving for smells … craving for tastes … craving for touches … Is craving for thoughts permanent or impermanent?”

“Impermanent, sir.” …

“Seeing this, a learned noble disciple grows disillusioned with craving for sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts. …”

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