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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 158

Bahira-Nandikkhaya-Yoniso Suttam

The Destruction of the Lure (iv)

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, Brethren,
to objects,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to objects,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by objects.

By the destruction of the lure of objects
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 sounds,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to sounds,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by sounds.

By the destruction of the lure of sounds
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 scents,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to scents,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by scents.

By the destruction of the lure of scents
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 savours,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to savours,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by savours.

By the destruction of the lure of savours
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 tangibles,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to tangibles,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by tangibles.

By the destruction of the lure of tangibles
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 mind-states,
and regard their true nature as impermanent.

He who so applies his mind thoroughly to mind-states,
and so regards them,
feels repelled by mind-states.

By the destruction of the lure of mind-states
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.'


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