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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Mulapannasa
1. Anicca Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Root Fifty
1. The Impermanent

Sutta 5

Bahira Dukkha Suttam (Dukkham 2; Bahiram)

The External as Suffering

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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[3] [1135]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, forms are suffering.

What is suffering is nonself.

What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus:

'This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.'

"Sounds ...

Odours ...

Tastes ...

Tactile objects ...

Mental phenomena are suffering.

What is suffering is nonself.

What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus:

'This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.'

"Seeing thus ...

He understands:

'... there is no more for this state of being."

 


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