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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
2. Yamaka Vagga

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings
35: Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense
2. The Second Chapter on the Pairs

Sutta 15

Assadapariyesana (Assadena 1) Suttam

By Satisfaction[1]

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

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[8] [5]

[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 said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[6] So long, brethren, as I did not thoroughly understand,
as they really are,
the satisfaction of this sixfold internal sphere of sense 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 did thoroughly understand,
as they really are,
the satisfaction of this sixfold internal sphere of sense as such,
the misery of it as such,
the way of escape from it as such, -
no longer, 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.

Then indeed the knowledge arose in me
and insight arose in me:

'Sure is my release.

This is my last birth.

There is no more rebirth for me now.'

 


[1] K.S. iii, 28.


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