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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Dutiya
5. Sala 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
5. The Sixes

Sutta 100

Patisallana Suttam

Seclusion

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, make an exertion in seclusion.

A secluded bhikkhu understands things as they really are."

"And what does he understand as they really are?

He understands as it really is:

'The eye is impermanent.'

He understands as it really is:

'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.'

"He understand as it really is:

'The mind is impermanent.'...

He understand as it really is:

'Whatever feeling arises with mind-contact as condition ... that too is impermanent.'

"Bhikkhus, make an exertion in seclusion.

A secluded bhikkhu understands things as they really are."

 


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