SN.48.169–178. punaoghādisutta ("Another Series on Floods, Etc.")Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")
“Mendicants, there are five higher fetters. What five? Desire for rebirth in the realm of luminous form, desire for rebirth in the formless realm, conceit, restlessness, and ignorance. These are the five higher fetters.
The five faculties should be developed for the direct knowledge, complete understanding, finishing, and giving up of these five higher fetters. What five? It’s when a mendicant develops the faculties of faith, energy, mindfulness, immersion, and wisdom, which culminate in the removal of greed, hate, and delusion.
These five faculties should be developed for the direct knowledge, complete understanding, finishing, and giving up of these five higher fetters.”
(To be expanded as in SN 45.171–179, with the above as the final discourse, removal of greed version.)
Floods, bonds, grasping,
ties, and underlying tendencies,
kinds of sensual stimulation, hindrances,
aggregates, and fetters high and low.
The Linked Discourses on the Faculties is the fourth section.
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