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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 157

Ajjhattana-Nandikkhaya-Yoniso Suttam

The Destruction of the Lure (iii)

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:

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly,[1] Brethren,
to the eye,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the eye,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the eye.

By the destruction of the lure of the eye
comes the destruction of the lure.

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.'

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly, Brethren,
to the ear,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the ear,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the ear.

By the destruction of the lure of the ear
comes the destruction of the lure.

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.'

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly, Brethren,
to the nose,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the nose,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the nose.

By the destruction of the lure of the nose
comes the destruction of the lure.

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.'

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly, Brethren,
to the tongue,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the tongue,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the tongue.

By the destruction of the lure of the tongue
comes the destruction of the lure.

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.'

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly, Brethren,
to the body,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the body,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the body.

By the destruction of the lure of the body
comes the destruction of the lure.

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.'

"Do ye apply your minds thoroughly, Brethren,
to the mind,
and regard its true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to the mind,
and so regards it,
feels repelled by the mind.

By the destruction of the lure of the mind
comes the destruction of the lure.

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] Yoniso manasi-karotha.


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