SN.2.28. Nandivisālasutta ("With Nandivisāla")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

Standing to one side, the god Nandivisāla addressed the Buddha in verse:

“Four are its wheels, and nine its doors;
it’s filled with greed and tied up;
and it’s born from a bog. Great hero,
how am I supposed to live like this?”

“Having cut the strap and harness—
wicked desire and greed—
and having plucked out craving, root and all:
that’s how you’re supposed to live like this.”

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