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Anguttara Nikaya X.81

Bahuna Sutta

To Bahuna


I have heard than on one occasion the Blessed One was staying in Campa, on the shore of Gaggara Lake. Then Ven. Bahuna went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: "Lord, freed, dissociated, & released from how many things does the Tathagata dwell with unrestricted awareness?"

"Freed, dissociated, & released from ten things, Bahuna, the Tathagata dwells with unrestricted awareness. Which ten? Freed, dissociated, & released from form, the Tathagata dwells with unrestricted awareness. Freed, dissociated, & released from feeling...Freed, dissociated, & released from perception...Freed, dissociated, & released from fabrications...Freed, dissociated, & released from consciousness...Freed, dissociated, & released from birth...Freed, dissociated, & released from aging...Freed, dissociated, & released from death...Freed, dissociated, & released from stress...Freed, dissociated, & released from defilement, the Tathagata dwells with unrestricted awareness.

"Just as a red, blue, or white lotus born in the water and growing in the water, rises up above the water and stands with no water adhering to it, in the same way the Tathagata -- freed, dissociated, & released from these ten things -- dwells with unrestricted awareness."

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