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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 92

Dutiya Rahula Suttam

Rahula (2)

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

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[136] [115]

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

The Exalted One was staying at Savatthi.

Then the venerable Rahula came to the Exalted One
and down at one side.

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

"How, lord, does one know,
how does one see,
so that in this material body,
together with its consciousness,
and likewise in all external objects,
his mind has gone away
from all notions of an 'I' and of 'mine,'
and from conceit,
passing beyond all ways of conceit,
and is peaceful and utterly released?

"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,' -
by so seeing it,
even as it is
by right insight
one is relesed from grasping.

"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,' -
by so seeing it,
even as it is
by right insight
one is relesed from grasping.

"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,' -
by so seeing it,
even as it is
by right insight
one is relesed from grasping.

"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,' -
by so seeing it,
even as it is
by right insight
one is relesed from grasping.

"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,' -
by so seeing it,
even as it is
by right insight
one is relesed from grasping.

[116] Even so knowing, Rahula,
so seeing,
in this material body
one's mind has gone away
from all notions of an 'I'
and of 'mine,'
and from conceit,
passing beyond all the ways of conceit,[1]
and is peaceful and utterly released."

 


[1] Cf. K.S. i, 17 n.


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