Dharma Pearls

Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

The Related Discourses

35. Views

49. Wrong View Regarding Affliction

1. Thus I have heard: One time, the Buddha stayed at Anāthapiṇḍada’s Park in Jeta’s Grove of Śrāvastī.

2. It was then that the Bhagavān addressed the monks, “What is it that exists, that arises, that ties, that’s an attachment, and that’s viewed as self and causes sentient beings to create such views and such statements? ‘The afflictions of sentient beings have no cause and no condition.’”

3. The monks said to the Buddha, “The Bhagavān is the Dharma root, the Dharma eye, and the Dharma refuge …” It’s thus explained in detail and in the sequence of the three sutras (35.7-9) above.


Translator: Charles Patton

Last Revised: 14 September 2020