AN 1.48 (A i 10)
Lahuparivatta Sutta
— Quick to Reverse Itself —

The Buddha, normally so adept at finding similes, is here at a loss.

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“nāhaṃ, bhikkhave, aññaṃ ekadhammampi samanupassāmi yaṃ evaṃ lahuparivattaṃ yathayidaṃ cittaṃ. yāvañcidaṃ, bhikkhave, upamāpi na sukarā yāva lahuparivattaṃ cittan”ti.


"I don't envision a single thing that is as quick to reverse itself as the mind — so much so that there is no feasible simile for how quick to reverse itself it is."

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"Lahu-parivatta Sutta: Quick to Reverse Itself", translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 4 August 2010.

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