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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 110

Upadana Suttam

Grasping[1]

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

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[89] [55]

[1][bodh] 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 things that make for grasping
and grasping.[ed1]

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, are the things that make for grasping
and what is grasping?

The eye, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the eye.

The ear, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the ear.

The nose, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the nose.

The tongue, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the tongue.

The body, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the body.

The mind, Brethren, is a thing that makes for grasping.

The desire and lust that are therein, -
that is grasping of the mind.

These, Brethren, are called
'the things that make for grasping,'
and this is grasping.

 


[1] These two sections are similar to II 120 - 121 of K.S. iii, 142.

 


[ed1] Woodward has mistakenly repeated 'the fetter' from the previous sutta. Upadaniye ca bhikkhave dhamme desissami||
upadanam ca.


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