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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Dutiya
3. Gilana Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Second Fifty
3. Sick

Suttas 76-78

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[48] [1159]

Sutta 76

Pathama Radha Suttam

Radha

[1][pts] Then the Venerable Radha approached the Blessed One ... and said to him:

"Venerable sir, it would be good if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief, so that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One, I might dwell alone, withdrawn, diligent, ardent, and resolute."

"Radha, you should abandon desire for whatever is impermanent.

And what is impermanent?

The eye is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

Forms are impermanent ...

Eye-consciousness is impermanent ...

Eye-contact is impermanent ...

Whatever feeling arises with eye-contact as condition - whether pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant - that too is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

"The ear ...

The mind is impermanent ...

Whatever feeling arises with mind-contact as condition ... that too is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

[49] Radha, you should abandon desire for whatever is impermanent."

 


 

Sutta 77

Dutiya Radha Suttam

Radha

[1][pts] ...

"Radha, you should abandon desire for whatever is suffering." ...

 


 

Sutta 78

Tatiya Radha Suttam

Radha

[1][pts] ...

"Radha, you should abandon desire for whatever is nonself."...

 


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