THERE IS SUFFERING AS LONG AS THERE IS CRAVING
Just as a tree with roots unharmed and firm, though hewn down, sprouts again and again, even so while latent craving is not rooted out, this sorrow springs up again and again.
LUSTFUL THOUGHTS ARISE IN HIM WHO HAS CRAVING
If in anyone the thirty-six streams (of craving)1 that rush towards pleasurable thoughts are strong, such deluded person, torrential thoughts of lust carry off.
CUT OFF CRAVING WITH WISDOM
The streams (craving) flow everywhere. The creeper (craving) sprouts and stands. Seeing the creeper that as sprung up, with wisdom cut off root.
ATTACHMENT TO SENSUAL PLEASURES LEAD TO BIRTH AND DECAY
In beings there arise pleasures that rush (towards sense-objects) and (such being) are steeped in craving . Bent on happiness, they seek happiness. Verily, such men come to birth and decay.
FETTERED BY CRAVING THEY COME TO GRIEF
Folk enwrapt in craving are terrified like a captive hare. Held fast by fetters and bond, for long they come to sorrow again and again.
HE WHO DESIRES PASSIONLESSNESS SHOULD DISCARD CRAVING
Folk, enwrapt in craving, are terrified like a captive hare. Therefore a bhikkhu who wishes his own passionlessness (Nibbana) should discard craving.