Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

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5. How Many Must One Cut?

At Savatthi. Standing to one side, that devatā recited this verse in the presence of the Blessed One:

“How many must one cut, how many abandon,
And how many further must one develop?
When a bhikkhu has surmounted how many ties
Is he called a crosser of the flood?”

The Blessed One:

“One must cut off five, abandon five,
And must develop a further five.
A bhikkhu who has surmounted five ties
Is called a crosser of the flood.”