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Samyutta Nikaya
3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Samyutta
3. Bhara Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part III: The Book Called The Khandha-Vagga Containing Kindred Saings on the Elements of Sensory Existence and Other Subjects
Chapter XXII: Kindred Sayings on Elements (Khandha)
Section 3: On the Burden

Sutta 27

Dutiya Assada Suttam

Satisfaction (2)

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:-

The Exalted One was staying at Savatthi.

The Exalted One said:

"Brethren, I practised the search after the satisfaction which is in body,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is satisfaction of body,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the misery which is in body,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is misery of body,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the way of escape from body,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is a way of escape from body,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

"Brethren, I practised the search after the satisfaction which is in feeling,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is satisfaction of feeling,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the misery which is in feeling,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is misery of feeling,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the way of escape from feeling,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is a way of escape from feeling,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

"Brethren, I practised the search after the satisfaction which is in perception,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is satisfaction of perception,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the misery which is in perception,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is misery of perception,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the way of escape from perception,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is a way of escape from perception,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

[29] "Brethren, I practised the search after the satisfaction which is in the activities,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is satisfaction of the activities,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the misery which is in the activities,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is misery of the activities,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the way of escape from the activities,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is a way of escape from the activities,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

"Brethren, I practised the search after the satisfaction which is in consciousness,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is satisfaction of consciousness,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the misery which is in consciousness,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is misery of consciousness,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

Brethren, I practised the search after the way of escape from consciousness,
and to this conclusion I came:

'In so far as there is a way of escape from consciousness,
that by insight have I rightly seen.'

 


 

So long, brethren, as I did not thoroughly understand,
as they really are,
the satisfaction of these five factors of grasping as such,
the misery of it as such,
the way of escape from it as such, -
so long, brethren, was I doubtful
whether I was enlightened
with that supreme enlightenment,
unsurpassed in the world
with its devas,
its Maras,
its Brahmas,
among the host of recluses and brahmins
and of devas and men.

But as soon, brethren, as I thoroughly understood,
as they really are,
the satisfaction of these five factors of grasping as such,
the misery of it as such,
the way of escape from it as such, -
then, brethren, I knew for certain
that I was enlightened
with that supreme enlightenment
unsurpassed in the world,
with its devas,
its Maras,
its Brahmas,
among the host of recluses and brahmins,
and of devas and men.

Then, indeed, the knowledge arose in me
and insight aröse in me: -

'Sure is my release.

This is my last birth.

There is no more rebirth for me now.'"


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