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Cātuma Sutta

Taught at the Amalakīvana in Cātumā. Some new members of the Order, dwelling near the Buddha, made so much noise that they were summoned and asked to leave at once. However, the Sākyā of Cātumā and Brahmā Sahampati interceded on their behalf and they were allowed to return.

The Buddha then taught them that just as four fears await the man who enters the water — the fear of waves (ūmibhayaṃ), the fear of crocodiles (kumbhīlabhayaṃ), the fear of whirlpools (āvaṭṭabhayaṃ), and the fear of alligators (susukābhayaṃ) — so are there four fears awaiting the monk — anger and despair (kodhupāyāsassetaṃ), gluttony (odarikattassetaṃ), the five strands of sensual pleasures (pañcannetaṃ kāmaguṇānaṃ), and women (mātugāmassetaṃ). M.i.456 ff; on this see Mil.209.

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