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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 154

Dhamma-Kathika Suttam

Preacher[1]

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

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[141] [89]

[1][bodh]Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Savatthi, at Jeta Grove, in Anathapindika's, Park.

Then a certain brother came to see the Exalted One.

Seated at one side he said to the Exalted One: -

"'Norm-preacher!

Norm-preacher!' is the saying, lord.

Pray, lord, how far is one a Norm-preacher?"

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the eye,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called[2]
[90] 'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the ear,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called
'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the nose,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called
'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the tongue,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called
'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the body,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called
'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

"If a brother preach a doctrine of repugnance for the mind,
for its fading out,
for its cessation,
he may well be called
'a brother who is a Norm-preacher.'

If a brother be practised in repugnance for the eye,
so that it fades out
and ceases,
well may he be called
'one who is practised in what conforms to the Norm.'

If a brother be set free from grasping
by such repugnance,
fading out
and ceasing of the eye,
well may he be called
'winner of Nibbana in this very life.'

 


[1] Cf. K.S. ii, 14; iii, 140.

[2] Alan vacanaya lit. 'this ia enough for him to be termed. ...


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