Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

Connected Discourses with Devatas

28. Those of Great Wealth

“Those of great wealth and property,
Even khattiyas who rule the country,
Look at each other with greedy eyes,
Insatiable in sensual pleasures.
72 Among these who have become so avid,
Flowing along in the stream of existence,
Who here have abandoned craving?
Who in the world are no longer avid?”

“Having left their homes and gone forth,
Having left their dear sons and cattle,
Having left behind lust and hatred,
Having expunged ignorance—
The arahants with taints destroyed
Are those in the world no longer avid.”