The origin of conflict
- The Brahmin Aramandanda approached the Venerable Mahakaccana Exchanged a friendly greeting with him and asked him: "Why is it Master Kaccana , that khattiyas fight with khattiyas, Brahmins with Brahmins, and householders with householders?"
"It is, Brahmin, because or attachment to sensual pleasures, adherence to sensual pleasures, fixation on sensual pleasures, addiction sensual pleasures, obsession with sensual pleasures, holding firmly to sensual pleasures that khattiyass fight with khattiyas, Brahmins with Brahmins, and householders with householders."
"Why is it Master Kaccana, that ascetics fight with ascetics?"
" It is, Brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views,fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics."
Anguttara Nikaya 2: iv, 6