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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
12. Nidāna-Saɱyutta
1. Buddha Vagga

Sutta 3

Paṭipadā Suttaɱ

The Walk to Walk

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][rhyc][bodh] I HERE TELL

Once upon a time Bhagava, roun-Savatthi revisiting,
Jeta-woods, Anathapindika's Park.

There then The Lucky Man addressed the beggars, saying:

"Beggars!"

And the beggars responding "Bhante!"
The Lucky Man said this to them:

[2][rhyc] "The mis-directed walk to walk, beggars, I will describe,
and the consummate walk to walk.

Give ear!

Pay good attention!

I will speak!"

"Even so, bhante!" the beggars responded to the Lucky Man who then said:

[3][rhyc] And what, beggars, is the mis-directed walk to walk?

Own-making conditions individualized consciousness.

Individualized consciousness conditions named forms.

Named forms condition the six realms.

The six realms condition contact.

Contact conditions sense-experience.

Sense-experience conditions hunger/thirst.

Hunger/thirst conditions getting bound up.

Getting bound up conditions becomming.

Becomming conditions birth.

Birth conditions aging and death
grief and lamentation,
pain and misery,
and despair.

Thus is had arising with this entire heap of painful ugly ukky k-kha.

This, beggars, is what is called
'the mis-directed walk to walk.'

[4][rhyc] And what, beggars, is the consummate walk to walk?

The remainderless dispassionate ending of blindness,
ends own-making.

Ending own-making ends individualized-consciousness.

Ending individualized-consciousness ends named forms.

Ending named forms ends the six realms.

Ending the six realms ends contact.

Ending contact ends sense-experience.

Ending sense experience ends hunger/thirst.

Ending hunger/thirst ends getting bound up.

Ending getting bound up ends becoming.

Ending becoming ends birth.

Ending birth ends aging and death,
grief and lamentation
pain and misery,
and despair.

Thus is had the entire ending of arising with this heap of painful ugly ukky k-kha.

This, beggars, is what is called
'the consummate walk to walk.'"


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