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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Tatiya
5. Navapurana 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
5. The Chapter on 'New and Old'

Sutta 146

Pathama Sappaya Suttam

Helpful (i)

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

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once 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,
a way that is helpful for Nibbana.

Do ye listen to it.

And what, Brethren, is that way?

Herein, Brethren, a brother
regards the eye as impermanent.

He regards objects as impermanent.

He regards eye-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards eye-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by eye-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

He regards the ear as impermanent.

He regards sounds as impermanent.

He regards ear-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards ear-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by ear-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

He regards the nose as impermanent.

He regards scents as impermanent.

He regards nose-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards nose-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by nose-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

He regards the tongue as impermanent.

He regards savours as impermanent.

He regards tongue-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards tongue-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by tongue-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

He regards the body as impermanent.

He regards tangibles as impermanent.

He regards body-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards body-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by body-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

He regards the mind as impermanent.

He regards mind-states as impermanent.

He regards mind-consciousness as impermanent.

He regards mind-contact, as impermanent.

That weal or woe or neutral state experienced, which arises by mind-contact, -
that also he regards as impermanent.

This, Brethren, is the way tuat is helpful for Nibbana.


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