Subrahma Sutta

(Samyutta Nikāya 2.17)


The young deity Subrahma once asked the Buddha:

  "Always frightened is this Mind!
   Always troubled is this Mind! 
   Always agitated is this Mind!
   About present problems...
   About future problems...
   If there is a release from this worry & anxiety,
   please then explain it to me right now!"

Whereupon the Blessed Buddha simply declared:
   "I see no other real safety for any living being,
   except from control of the senses,
   except from the relinquishment of all,
   except from awakening into Enlightenment!"

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