Sāriputta tells the monks that when a monk is wholly freed, objects, sounds, scents, etc., that come within the range of his senses, cannot overwhelm his mind. It is like a stone column ten cubits long, one half of it buried in the ground, which cannot be shaken by the wind.

The sutta was preached as the result of a conversation between Sāriputta and Candikāputta regarding the teachings of Devadatta. A.iv.402f.

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