Friends, I am looking for a sutta from the Pali Canon wherein the Buddha, expounding the nature of the world, goes somewhat like this :

And what is the world ? That which disintegrates is the world. That’s why we call it is called 'the world'.

Thank you for your very much appreciated help.

With gratitude.

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It is ‘breaking up,’ bhikshu, therefore it is called ‘world’.”

(Lujjati) Loka Sutta

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