SN.38.4. Kimatthiyasutta ("What’s the Purpose")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Reverend Sāriputta, what’s the purpose of leading the spiritual life under the ascetic Gotama?”

“The purpose of leading the spiritual life under the Buddha is to completely understand suffering.”

“But, reverend, is there a path and a practice for completely understanding this suffering?”

“There is.” …

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