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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Mulapannasa
1. Anicca Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
IV. Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
35: Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense
'The First Fifty' Suttas
1. The First Chapter on Impermanence

Sutta 2

Ajjhatta Dukkha Suttam (Dukkham 1; Ajjhattam)

Ill (i): The Personal

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

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[1][bodh]Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi, at Jeta Grove, in Anathapindika's, Park.

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One thus spake:

"The eye, brethren,
is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

The ear is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

The nose is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

The tongue is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

The body is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

The mind is ill.

What is ill,
that is void of the self.

What is void of the self,
that is not mine:
I am not it:
it is not my self.

That is how it is to be regarded
with perfect insight
of what it really is.

So seeing, brethren,
the well-taught Ariyan disciple
is repelled by eye,
ear,
nose,
tongue,
body,
and mind.

Being repelled by them,
he lusts not for them.

Not lusting,
he is set free.

In this freedom
comes insight of being free.

Thus he realizes:

'Rebirth is destroyed,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task,
for life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'"


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