4 ignoble searches

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Four ignoble searches:

1. Being subject himself to aging, seeks [happiness in] what is subject to aging

2. Being subject himself to illness, he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to illness

3. Being subject himself to death, he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to death

4. Being subject himself to defilement, he seeks [happiness in] what is subject to defilement

(from Anguttara Nikaya 4.242)

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