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Samyutta Nikaya:
III. Khandha Vagga:
22: Khandha Samyutta
2.4. Thera Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
III: The Book Called The Khandha-Vagga
Containing Kindred Saings
on the Elements of Sensory Existence
and Other Subjects
XXII: Kindred Sayings on Elements (Khandha)
2.4: The Elders

Sutta 91

Pathama Rahula Suttam

Rahula (1)[1]

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

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[135] [114]

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

The Exalted One was staying at Savatthi.

Then the venerable Rahula came to the Exalted One
and [115] sat down at one side.

So seated,
the venerable Rahula sajd to the Exalted One:

"How, lord, should one know,
how should one see,
so that in this body,
together with its consciousness,
and likewise in all external objects,
he has no more idea of 'I' and 'mine,'
no more leanings to conceit?"

"Whatsoever material object, Rahula,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
subtle or gross,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me,' -
that is seeing things by right insight
as they really are.

"Whatsoever feeling, Rahula,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
subtle or gross,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me,' -
that is seeing things by right insight
as they really are.

"Whatsoever perception, Rahula,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
subtle or gross,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me,' -
that is seeing things by right insight
as they really are.

"Whatsoever activities, Rahula,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
subtle or gross,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me,' -
that is seeing things by right insight
as they really are.

"Whatsoever consciousness, Rahula,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
subtle or gross,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me,' -
that is seeing things by right insight
as they really are.

Thus knowing, Rahula,
thus seeing,
in this body,
together with its consciousness,
and likewise in all external objects,
one has no idea of 'I' and 'mine,'
no more leanings to conceit."

 


[1] This and the next sutta are reproduced from S. ii, 252-3; K.S. ii, 167 q.v. and n. Cf. Expos., ii, 302 n., and sup. 71 (Radha).


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