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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Dutiya
4. Channa 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
4. The Chapter on Channa and Others

Sutta 92

Pathama Dvaya Suttam

Duality (i)

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

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[67] [38]

[1][olds][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:

"I will show you a dual thing, brethren.

Do ye listen to it.

What is a dual thing, brethren?

Eye and object,
ear and sound,
nose and scent,
tongue [39] and savour,
body and tangibles,
mind and mind-states, -
that, Brethren, is called a dual.

He who should say:

'Rejecting this dual,
I will proclaim another dual,' -

it would be mere talk on his part,
and when questioned
he could not make good his boast,
and further would come to an ill pass.

Why so?

Because, Brethren, it would be beyond his scope.[1]

 


[1] supra I23


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