SN.35.14. Dutiyapubbesambodhasutta ("Before My Awakening, Exterior")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Mendicants, before my awakening—when I was still unawakened but intent on awakening—I thought: ‘What’s the gratification, the drawback, and the escape when it comes to sights … sounds … smells … tastes … touches … and thoughts?’ …”

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