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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Tatiya
4. Devadaha 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
4. The Chapter on Devadaha

Sutta 138

Dutiya Palasina Suttam

Leaves (ii)

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

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[1] 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:

"What is not of you, Brethren, put it away.

Putting it away will be for your profit and welfare.

And what, Brethren, is not of you?

Objects, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Sounds, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Scents, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Savours, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Tangibles, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Mind-objects, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

 


 

Just as if, Brethren, a man should gather,
burn
or do what he likes
with all the grass,
all the sticks,
branches
and stalks in this Jeta Grove,
pray would he say:

'This man is gathering,
is burning us,
doing what he pleases with us'?"

"Surely not, lord."

"Why not?"

"Because, lord, this is not our self,
nor of the nature of self."

 


 

Even so, Brethren, objects are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Sounds, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Scents, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Savours, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Tangibles, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.

Mind-states, Brethren, are not of you.

Put them away.

Putting them away will be for your profit and welfare.


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