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Samyutta Nikaya:
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
3. Sabba 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
3. The All

Sutta 29

Andhabhutam Suttam

Weighed Down

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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[20] [1144]

[1][pts] Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Rajagaha in the Bamboo Grove, the Squirrel Sanctuary.

There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Bhikkhus, all is weighed down.

[21] And what, bhikkhus, is the all that is weighed down?

The eye is weighed down, forms are weighed down, eye-consciousness is weighed down, eye-contact is weighed down, and whatever feeling arises with eye-contact as condition - whether pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant - that too is weighed down.

Weighed down by what?

Weighed down by birth, aging, and death; by sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair, I say.

"The ear is weighed down ...

The mind is weighed down ...

Weighed down by what?

Weighed down by birth ... by despair, I say.

"Seeing thus ...

He understands:

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


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