About Sutta Friends

Translations on SuttaFriends.org are based on the Sinhala translations by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero. Bhante’s translation of the Sutta Pitaka into simple Sinhala language, helping it to be read and understood by people of any status in society, is a magnificent service to the Buddha’s Dispensation out of compassion for the world.

You can find his Sinhala translations free online at sutta.mahamevnawa.lk.

Thirty-six streams of craving flow through pleasurable objects. The misguided person who is entangled by this craving is carried away to hell by the flood of lustful thoughts.

—The Buddha, Dhammapada 339

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