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Samyutta Nikaya
IV. Salayatana Vagga
35: Salayatana Samyutta
Pannasaka Tatiya
4. Devadaha Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Third Fifty
4. Devadaha

Suttas 139-144 [WP: #140-145]

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
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Sutta 139 [WP: #140]

Pathama Ajjhatta-Anicca aka Hetuna Ajjhatta Suttam

Impermanent with Cause (Internal)

[129] [1210]

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, the eye is impermanent.

The cause and condition for the arising of the eye is also impermanent.

As the eye has originated from what is impermanent, how could it be permanent?

[130] "The ear is impermanent. ...

The mind is impermanent.

The cause and condition for the arising of the mind is also impermanent.

As the mind has originated from what is impermanent, how could it be permanent?

"Seeing thus, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple experiences revulsion towards the eye ... towards the mind.

Experiencing revulsion, he becomes dispassionate.

Through dispassion [his mind] is liberated.

When it is liberated there comes the knowledge:

'It's liberated.'

He understands:

'Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being."

 


 

Sutta 140 [WP: #141]

Dutiya Ajjhatta-Dukkha aka Hetuna Ajjhatta Suttam

Suffering with Cause (Internal)

 

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, the eye is suffering.

The cause and condition for the arising of the eye is also suffering.

As the eye has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?

"The ear is suffering. ...

The mind is suffering.

The cause and condition for the arising of the mind is also suffering.

As the mind has originated from what is suffering, how could it be happiness?

"Seeing thus ...

He understands:

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

 


 

Sutta 141 [WP: #142]

Tatiya Ajjhatta-Anatta aka Hetuna Ajjhatta Suttam

Nonself with Cause (Internal)

 

[1][pts] "Bhikkhus, the eye is nonself.

The cause and condition for the arising of the eye is also nonself.

As the eye has originated from what is nonself, how could it be self?

"The ear is nonself. ...

The mind is nonself.

The cause and condition for the arising of the mind [131] is also nonself.

As the mind has originated from what is nonself, how could it be self?

"Seeing thus ...

He understands:

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

 


 

Sutta 142-144 [WP: #143-145]

Impermanent with Cause, Etc. (External)

 

(These three suttas are identical with the above three, but are stated by way of the six external sense bases.)

 


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