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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Tatiya
1. Yogakkhemi 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 'Third Fifty' Suttas
1. The Chapter on Winning Security

Sutta 107

Loka-Samudaya Suttam

The World

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

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[1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One once staying near Savatthi.

Then the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

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

The Exalted One thus spake:

"I will teach you, Brethren,
the arising and the destruction of the world.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is the arising of the world?

Owing to eye and objects
arises eye-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

Owing to ear and sounds
arises ear-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

Owing to nose and scents
arises nose-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

Owing to tongue and savours
arises tongue-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

Owing to body and tangibles
arises body-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

Owing to mind and mind-states
arises mind-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping is coming to be.

Dependent on coming to be is rebirth.

Dependent on rebirth,
decay and death,
sorrow and grief,
woe,
lamentation,
and despair
come into being.

This is the arising of the world.

 


 

And what, Brethren, is the going to destruction of the world?|| ||

Owing to eye and objects
arises eye-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.

Owing to ear and sounds
arises ear-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.

Owing to nose and scents
arises nose-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.

Owing to tongue and savours
arises tongue-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.

Owing to body and tangibles
arises body-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.

Owing to mind and mind-states
arises mind-consciousness.

The coming together of the three is contact.

Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

But by the utter passionless ceasing of craving
comes ceasing to be.

By ceasing to be
comes the ceasing of birth.

By the ceasing of birth
comes the ceasing of age and death,
of sorrow and grief,
of woe,
of lamentation
and despair.

This is the ceasing of this whole mass of Ill.

This is the destruction of the world.


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