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The Pile of Snares

This Sutta's cycle would have effectively wound-up at the completion of the last chapter on teaching. This apparent addition on “sensual pleasures” was a redaction added-on at a later date—most likely for the benefit of the community whose focus was a monastic counsel against carnal pleasures. The Tathāgata warns that adhering to the snare of sensuality will place one-square in the sights of Mara, the Evil One. The most effective remedial solution is to tune-into the eight-fold package Read more [...]