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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasam Catuttham
1. Nandikkhaya Vagga

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings
35: Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense
The 'Fourth Fifty' Suttas
1. The Chapter on the Destruction of the Lure

Sutta 155

Ajjhatta Nandikkhaya Suttam

The Destruction of the Lure (i)[1]

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

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[1][olds]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:

"Brethren, when a brother sees that the eye is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'[2]

"When a brother sees that the ear is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'

"When a brother sees that the nose is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'

"When a brother sees that the tongue is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'

"When a brother sees that the body is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'

"When a brother sees that the mind is impermanent,
he, rightly perceiving
'this is the right view,'
is repelled thereby.

By the destruction of the lure of lust
comes the destruction of lust.

By the destruction of lust
comes the destruction of the lure.

By this destruction of the lure
the heart is set free,
and it is called
'well-freed.'

 


[1] Cf. K.S. iii, 44, 45.

[2] This is called arahatta-phala. Comy.


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