Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

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69. Desire

“By what is the world bound?
By the removal of what is it freed?
What is it that one must forsake
To cut off all bondage?”

“By desire is the world bound;
By the removal of desire it is freed.
Desire is what one must forsake
To cut off all bondage.”