Taṇhā Effects

In the Maha-nidana Sutta (The Great Causes Discourse), Buddha said:^1

Now, craving is dependent on feeling, seeking is dependent on craving, acquisition is dependent on seeking, ascertainment is dependent on acquisition, desire and passion is dependent on ascertainment, attachment is dependent on desire and passion, possessiveness is dependent on attachment, stinginess is dependent on possessiveness, defensiveness is dependent on stinginess, and because of defensiveness, dependent on defensiveness, various evil, unskillful phenomena come into play: the taking up of sticks and knives; conflicts, quarrels, and disputes; accusations, divisive speech, and lies.
  1. ^ Thanissaro Bhikkhu (trans.) (1997) (See in particular the discourse section entitled “Dependent on Craving”).

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