SN 4.8 Nandana Sutta: Delight

Mara, the ‘evil one’, says “One who has children delights in children. One with cattle delights in cattle. Acquisitions truly are a person’s delight. Without acquisitions one does not delight.”

The Buddha replies “One who has children sorrows over children. One with cattle sorrows over cattle. Acquisitions truly are a person’s sorrow. Without acquisitions one does not sorrow.”

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