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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Āsīvisa Sutta:1.āsīvisa Sutta.-Preached at Sāvatthi.

Man has to tend four snakes of fierce heat and fearful venom -

the four mahābhūtas; he is constantly followed by five murderous foes - the five upādānakkhandhā; he is pursued by a murderous housebreaker with uplifted sword - passionate desire (nandirāga); while trying to escape them,he wanders into an empty village,where everything is empty - the sixfold personal sense sphere (ajjhattikāyatana),and into it come village-plunderers - the six fold external sense-spheres (bāhirāyatana.) Fleeing from there he comes to a broad sheet of water beset with danger on the hither side; the further side is secure from fear,but there is no boat and no bridge - the fivefold flood (ogha),the hither shore being sakkāya and the further shore nibbāna.S.iv.172-b.

2.āsīvisa Sutta.-There are four kinds of snakes in the world:the venomous but not fierce,the fierce but not venomous,the one that is both and the one that is neither.Similarly there are four kinds of persons:the one quick to get angry but with short-lived anger,the one slow to get angry but with lasting anger,etc.(A.ii.110-11)

āsīvisa Vagga.-The nineteenth chapter of the Salāyatana Samyutta of the Samyutta Nikāya.J.iv.172-204.

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