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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
48. Indriya Saŋyutta
IV. Sukhindriya (or Uppaṭi) -vagga

Sutta 38

Tatiya Vibhaŋga Suttaɱ

An Analysis

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Provenance, terms and conditons

 


 

[1][pts] "Monks, there are these five faculties.

Which five?

The pleasure-faculty, the pain-faculty, the happiness-faculty, the distress-faculty, the equanimity-faculty.

"And what is the pleasure-faculty?

Any physical pleasure, physical comfort born of body-contact to be experienced as pleasure and comfort.

That is called the pleasure-faculty.

"And what is the pain-faculty?

Any physical pain, physical discomfort born of body-contact to be experienced as pain and discomfort.

That is called the pain-faculty.

"And what is the happiness-faculty?

Any mental pleasure, mental comfort born of intellect-contact to be experienced as pleasure and comfort.

That is called the happiness-faculty.

"And what is the distress-faculty?

Any mental pain, mental discomfort born of intellect-contact to be experienced as pain and discomfort.

That is called the distress-faculty.

"And what is the equanimity-faculty?

Anything, physical or mental, to be experienced as neither comfort nor discomfort.

That is called the equanimity-faculty.

"With regard to this, the pleasure-faculty and happiness-faculty are to be seen as a feeling of pleasure.

The pain-faculty and distress-faculty are to be seen as a feeling of pain.

The equanimity-faculty is to be seen as a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain.

Thus, by this exposition, the five are three; and the three, five."

 


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