The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 23

The Buddha said, “The calamities of men being shackled to their wives, children, riches, and residences is worse than being imprisoned: there is always the chance they may be released from prison, but even though the longing they have for their wives and children is as perilous as being in a tiger’s mouth, they willing put themselves in such a position. There is no release from such wrongdoing.”