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Samyutta Nikaya
II. Nidana Vagga
XII. Nidana Samyutta
V. Gahapati Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
Part II.
The Book of Causation Nidana-Vagga
12. Connected Discourses on Causation
5. The Householder

Sutta 43

Dukkha Suttam

Suffering

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[71] [580]

[1][pts] At Savatthi.

[72] "Bhikkhus, I will teach you the origin and the passing away of suffering.

Listen to that and attend closely, I will speak."

"Yes, venerable sir," the bhikkhus replied.

The Blessed One said this:

"And what, bhikkhus, is the origin of suffering?

In dependence on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises.

The meeting of the three is contact.

With contact as condition, feeling [comes to be]; with feeling as condition, craving.

This is the origin of suffering.

"In dependence on the ear and sounds ...

In dependence on the nose and odours ...

In dependence on the tongue and tastes ...

In dependence on the body and tactile objects ...

In dependence on the mind and mental phenomena, mind-consciousness arises.

The meeting of the three is contact.

With contact as condition, feeling [comes to be]; with feeling as condition, craving.

This is the origin of suffering.

"And what, bhikkhus, is the passing away of suffering?

In dependence on the eye and forms, eye-consciousness arises.

The meeting of the three is contact.

With contact as condition, feeling [comes to be]; with feeling as condition, craving.

But with the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving comes cessation of clinging; with the cessation of clinging, cessation of existence; with the cessation of existence, cessation of birth; with the cessation of birth, aging-and-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair cease.

Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering.

This is the passing away of suffering.

"In dependence on the ear and sounds ...

In dependence on the mind and mental phenomena, mind-consciousness arises.

The meeting of the three is contact.

With contact as condition, feeling [comes to be]; with feeling as condition, craving.

But with the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving comes cessation of clinging ... cessation of existence ... cessation of birth; with the cessation of birth, aging-and-death, [73] sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair cease.

Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering.

This is the passing away of suffering."


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