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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasako Dutiyo
2. Migajala 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 'Second Fifty' Suttas
2. The Chapter on Migajala

Sutta 64

Dutiya Migajalena Suttam

By Migajala (ii)

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

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[37] [18]

[1][bodh]Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi.

Then the venerable Migajala came to the Exalted One,
and on coming to him
saluted him
and sat down at one side.

So seated at one side
he thus addressed the Exalted One: -

Well for me, lord, if the Exalted One
should teach me a teaching in brief,
hearing which I might dwell solitary,
secluded,
zealous,
ardent
and aspiring."

"There are objects, Migajala,
cognizable by the eye,
desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala,
sounds cognizable by the ear,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala,
scents cognizable by the nose,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala,
savours cognizable by the tongue,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala,
tangibles cognizable by the body,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala,
mind-states cognizable by the mind,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be enamoured of them,
if he welcome them,
if he persist in clinging to them,
so enamoured,
so persisting in clinging to them,
there comes a lure upon him.

The arising of the lure, Migajala,
is the arising of ill,
so I declare.

 


 

There are objects, Migajala,
cognizable by the eye,
desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala, sounds cognizable by the ear,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala, scents cognizable by the nose,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala, savours cognizable by the tongue,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala, tangibles cognizable by the body,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare.

There are, Migajala, mind-states cognizable by the mind,
objects desirable,
pleasant,
delightful
and dear,
passion-fraught,
inciting to lust.

If a brother be not enamoured of them,
welcome them not,
persist not in clinging to them,
in him not so enamoured of them,
not welcoming them,
not so persisting in clinging to them,
the lure fades away.

The fading away of the lure, Migajala,
is the fading away of ill,
so I declare."

Thereupon the venerable Migajala
welcomed the words of the Exalted One,
and took delight in them,
rose from his seat,
saluted the Exalted One by the right
and went away.

Thereafter the venerable Migajala,
dwelling solitary,
secluded,
zealous,
ardent
and aspiring,
in no long time attained [19] that goal
for which the clansmen rightly leave home
for the homeless life,
even that unrivalled goal of righteous living:
attained it even in that very life,
and knowing it for himself,
realizing it for himself,
abode therein,
so that he came to know:

'Destroyed is rebirth,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task.

For life in these conditions
there is no hereafter.'

And the venerable Migajala was yet another of the Arahants.

 


 

References:

SN 4.35.63
Psalms of the Brethren, p. 216
(Theragatha, ccxvii).
Personalities: Visakha


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