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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 113

Upassuti Suttam

Overhearing[1]

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

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[1] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying in Natika
at the Brick Hall.

[56] Tben tbe Exalted One, while meditating in solitude,
uttered this Norm-teaching: -

Because of eye and objects
arises eye-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill.

Because of ear and sounds
arises ear-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill.

Because of nose and scents
arises nose-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill.

Because of tongue and tastes
arises tongue-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill.

Because of body and tangibles
arises body-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill.

Because of mind and mind-states
arises mind-consciousness.

The coming together of three things is contact.
Dependent on contact is feeling.

Dependent on feeling is craving.

Dependent on craving is grasping.

Dependent on grasping 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.

Thus arises this whole mass of ill."

 


 

Now on that occasion a certain brother
stood overhearing the Exalted One.

And the Exalted One saw that brother
standing and overhearing,
and he said to that brother:

"Brother, did you hear this Norm-discourse?"

"I did, lord."

Do you commit this Norm-discourse to memory, brother.

Master it, brother.

Bear it in mind, brother.

For this Norm-discourse bears upon your welfare, brother.

It belongs to the rudiments of the righteous life."[2]

 


[1] Cf. K.S. ii, 51, 107.

[2] Adi-brahmacariyako.


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