SN.38.8. Āsavapañhāsutta ("A Question About Defilements")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Reverend Sāriputta, they speak of this thing called ‘defilement’. What is defilement?”

“Reverend, there are three defilements. The defilements of sensuality, desire to be reborn, and ignorance. These are the three defilements.”

“But, reverend, is there a path and a practice for completely understanding these three defilements?”

“There is.” …

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