1. Nadi Sutta
Just as a man who, when carried away by a mountain
torrent, clings to grasses and reeds growing on the bank, which, however, break
and he is destroyed, so does the man, who clings to various wrong beliefs such
as that the body is self come by his undoing. S. iii.137.
2. Nadi Sutta
It is as impossible to persuade a monk, devoted to
detachment, to return to the lower life, as it would be to make the eastward
flowing Ganges to flow westward. S. v.53; cp. iv. 191; v.136, 300.