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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 165

Sakkaya-Ditthi Pahana Suttam

The Person Pack[1]

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

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[1]Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Rajagaha in Jivaka's Mango Grove.

Then a certain brother came to see the Exalted One
on coming to him greeted him courteously,
and after the exchange of greetings and compliments
sat down at one side.

Seated at one side he said to the Exalted One:

"Pray, lord, how knowing,
how seeing,
does one abandon the person-pack view?"

By knowing,
by seeing the eye as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing objects as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the eye-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the eye-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the eye-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to eye-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the ear as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing sounds as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the ear-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the ear-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the ear-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to ear-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the nose as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing scents as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the nose-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the nose-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the nose-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to nose-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the tongue as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing savours as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the tongue-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the tongue-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the tongue-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to tongue-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the body as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing tangibles as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the body-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the body-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the body-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to body-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the mind as impermanent, brother
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing mind-states as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the mind-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the mind-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the mind-consciousness as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

By knowing,
by seeing the weal or woe or neutral state experienced
that arises owing to mind-contact as impermanent
the person-pack view is abandoned.

 


[1] Sakkaya. Cf. K.S. iii, 134 n.; for sakkaya-ditthi, ib. 86 n. The first fetter to be abandoned on the Path is the view that this individual-group of five factors, the personality (panca-khhandha), is permanent, has, was or is, the self.


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