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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 147

Dutiya Sappaya Suttam

Helpful (ii)

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 suffering.

He regards objects as suffering.

He regards eye-consciousness as suffering.

He regards eye-contact, as suffering.

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

He regards the ear as suffering.

He regards sounds as suffering.

He regards ear-consciousness as suffering.

He regards ear-contact, as suffering.

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

He regards the nose as suffering.

He regards scents as suffering.

He regards nose-consciousness as suffering.

He regards nose-contact, as suffering.

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

He regards the tongue as suffering.

He regards savours as suffering.

He regards tongue-consciousness as suffering.

He regards tongue-contact, as suffering.

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

He regards the body as suffering.

He regards tangibles as suffering.

He regards body-consciousness as suffering.

He regards body-contact, as suffering.

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

He regards the mind as suffering.

He regards mind-states as suffering.

He regards mind-consciousness as suffering.

He regards mind-contact, as suffering.

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

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


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