“This world, overcome by contact, is tormented,
It speaks of a disease as the self,
For with whatever it conceives
Hereafter it becomes otherwise.
“Continually becoming other,
the world is shackled by continuity,
overcome by continuity,
it greatly rejoices in continuity,
What it rejoices in, that is fearful,
What it fears, that is suffering.
“This spiritual life is lived for the complete giving up of continuity.
“For whatever the ascetics or brāhmaṇas
say about freedom from continuity being through further continuity,
all of them are not free from continuity, I say.
“Or whatever the ascetics or brāhmaṇas
say about the escape from continuity being through discontinuity,
all of them have not escaped from continuity, I say.
“Conditioned by cleaving this suffering originates,
through the destruction of all attachment there is no origination of suffering.
“See this world overcome by many kinds of ignorance,
beings, who delight in beings, are not free from continuity.
“Whatever continuities in existence there are, everywhere, in every respect,
all those continuities are impermanent, suffering, changeable things.
“Seeing it like this, as it really is, with right wisdom,
Craving for continuity is given up, and he does not rejoice in discontinuity.
“From the complete destruction of craving
there is a fading away of ignorance without remainder, cessation, and Emancipation.
“For that monk who is emancipated,
Without attachment, there is no continuity in existence.
“He has vanquished Māra, is victorious in battle,
He is such a one who has overcome all continuations in existence.”