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SN I.50 Ghatikara Sutta (Discourse on Ghatikara)
Ghatikara Sutta (Discourse to Ghatikara )
50. (The brahma Ghatikara said)
"Seven bhikkhus have been reborn in the AvihaBrahma realm, and have been released from all defilements (through attainment of arahatship). Extinct in them are attachment and hatred. They have transcended Craving in the world of sentient beings.
"Who are the bhikkhus that have crossed over the mire (of defilements), death's domain, very difficult of transversing? Who are the ones that have left behind the human frame1 and (also) have destroyed bonds that cause rebirth in the deva realms2?
"Upaka, Palagandha, Pukkusati, the trio, and then Bhaddiya, Khandhadeva, Bhahuraggi and Singiya - these seven have left behind then human frame and (also) have destroyed the bonds that cause rebirth in the deva realms"
(The Bhagava said)
"You speak of the faultlessness of these bhikkhus who have have been able to do away with Mara's snare. Knowing whose teaching have they been able to break up the bonds of existence?"