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Saŋyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga

Dhātu Saŋyutta

Sutta 4

Sensation 1

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][wp] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, The Lucky Man, Savatthi Town revisiting, Anathapindika Park, Jeta Grove.

2. The diversity of data, beggars, results in the reproduction of the diverse own-impacts,
the diversity of own-impacts results in the reproduction of the diverse sensations.[1]

3. And what, beggars, are the diverse data?

4. Eye data
ear data,
nose data,
tongue data,
body data,
mind data.

These beggars, are what are called the diverse data.

5. And what, beggars, are the diverse data that result in the reproduction of the diverse own-impacts,
the diverse own-impacts that result in the reproduction of the diverse sensations?

6. Eye data, beggars, results in the reproduction of eye own-impact,
eye own-impact results in the reproduction of eye own-impact sensation.

Ear data, beggars, results in the reproduction of ear own-impact,
ear own-impact results in the reproduction of ear own-impact sensation.

Nose data, beggars, results in the reproduction of nose own-impact,
nose own-impact results in the reproduction of nose own-impact sensation.

Tongue data, beggars, results in the reproduction of tongue own-impact,
tongue own-impact results in the reproduction of tongue own-impact sensation.

Body data, beggars, results in the reproduction of body own-impact,
body own-impact results in the reproduction of body own-impact sensation.

Mind data, beggars, results in the reproduction of mind own-impact,
mind own-impact results in the reproduction of mind own-impact sensation.

7. Such then, beggars, are the diverse data that result in the reproduction of the diverse own-impacts,
the diverse own-impacts that result in the reproduction of the diverse sensations.

 


[1] Vedanā. The sensation of pleasantness reproduced as a result of contact with sense data; the sensation of pain reproduced as a result of contact with sense data; the sensation that is neither pleasantness nor pain reproduced as a result of contact with sense data.


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