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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 45

Natika Suttam

At Natika

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[74] [582]

[1][pts]Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Natika in the Brick Hall.

Then, while the Blessed One was alone in seclusion, he uttered this Dhamma exposition:

"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; with craving as condition, clinging. ...

Such is the origin of this whole mass 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; with craving as condition, clinging. ... Such is the origin of this whole mass 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. ...

Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering.

[75] "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; with the cessation of clinging, cessation of existence. ...

Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering."

Now on that occasion a certain bhikkhu was standing listening in on the Blessed One.

The Blessed One saw him standing there listening in and said to him:

"Did you hear that Dhamma exposition, bhikkhu?"

"Yes, venerable sir."

"Learn that Dhamma exposition, bhikkhu, master it and remember it.

That Dhamma exposition is beneficial and relevant to the fundamentals of the holy life."


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