1. The bond of sensuality (sensual craving) 
"How is one bound by becoming? Here a person fails to discern as it actually is the origination, passing away, allure, drawback, and escape from becoming [incessant rebirth]. When one fails to discern these then — with regard to states of becoming — one is obsessed with passion for becoming, delight in becoming, attraction to becoming, infatuation with becoming, thirst for becoming, fever for becoming, fascination with becoming, craving for becoming. These are the bonds of sensuality and becoming.
- "Thus the bonds of sensual pleasure, becoming, views, and ignorance are bound up with harm (unskillful karma), unwholesome mental phenomena — defiling, leading to again-becoming (rebirth), painful, having suffering (disappointment) as fruit, and stretching forth to more rebirth, old age, and death — because of that, it is called ‘without peace or rest from bondage .’ These, meditators, are the four bonds."
- Release from sensuality
- release from becoming
- release from views
- release from ignorance.
"How is one released from becoming? Here a person discerns as it actually is the origination, passing away, allure, drawback, and escape from becoming. When one discerns these then — with regard to states of becoming — one is no more obsessed with passion for becoming, delight in becoming, attraction to becoming, infatuation with becoming, thirst for becoming, fever for becoming, fascination with becoming, or craving for becoming. This is release from sensuality and becoming.
"Free of harmful, unskillful mental states — defiling, leading to further becoming, unhappy, resulting in disappointment and suffering and in future rebirth, aging, and death — one is said to now be free from all bonds . These are the four releases."
But those who see through sensual craving
who cast off the bond of views
“Snared by the bond of sensual craving [for pleasure]
and by the bond of repeated rebirth
snared by the bond of [speculative] views
and enveloped by ignorance,
beings go around in the continued wandering on,
destined to rebirth and death.
“But those fully understanding sensual craving
and in every way the snare of rebirth
dispelling the lure of views
now free of ignorance
are released from all snares:
They, indeed, are the wise ones
having gone beyond all bonds.”