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Saŋyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga

Dhātu Saŋyutta

Sutta 8

Not If This

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 diversity of perceptions,
the diversity of perceptions results in the reproduction of the diversity of principles,
the diversity of principles results in the reproduction of the diversity of wishes,
the diversity of wishes results in the reproduction of the diversity of passions,
the diversity of passions results in the reproduction of the diversity of quests
it is not that the diversity of quests results in the reproduction of the diversity of passions,
it is not that the diversity of passions results in the reproduction of the diversity of wishes,
it is not that the diversity of wishes results in the reproduction of the diversity of principles,
it is not that the diversity of principles results in the reproduction of the diversity of perceptions
it is not that the diversity of perceptions results in the reproduction of the diversity of data.

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

Form data,
sound data,
scent data,
taste data,
impact data,
things data.

These beggars, are what are called the diverse data.

4. And what, beggars, are the diverse data that result in the reproduction of the diverse perceptions,
the diverse perceptions that result in the reproduction of the diverse principles,
the diverse principles that result in the reproduction of the divirse wishes,
the diverse wishes that result in the reproduction of the diverse passions,
the diverse passions that result in the reproduction of the diverse quests;
what are the diverse quests that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse passions,
what are the diverse passions that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse wishes,
what are the diverse wishes that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse principles,
what are the diverse principles that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse perceptions,
what are the diverse perceptions that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse data?

6. Form data, beggars, results in the reproduction of form perception,
form perception results in the reproduction of form principles,
form principles result in the reproduction of form wishes,
form wishes result in the reproduction of form passions,
form passions result in the reproduction of form quests,
it is not that form quests result in the reproduction of form passions,
it is not that form passions result in the reproduction of form wishes,
it is not that form wishes result in the reproduction of form principles,
it is not that form principles result in the reproduction of form perceptions,
it is not that form perceptions result in the reproduction of form data.

5. Sound data, beggars, results in the reproduction of sound perception,
sound perception results in the reproduction of sound principles,
sound principles result in the reproduction of sound wishes,
sound wishes result in the reproduction of sound passions,
sound passions result in the reproduction of sound quests,
it is not that sound quests result in the reproduction of sound passions,
it is not that sound passions result in the reproduction of sound wishes,
it is not that sound wishes result in the reproduction of sound principles,
it is not that sound principles result in the reproduction of sound perceptions,
it is not that sound perceptions result in the reproduction of sound data.

5. Scent data, beggars, results in the reproduction of scent perception,
scent perception results in the reproduction of scent principles,
scent principles result in the reproduction of scent wishes,
scent wishes result in the reproduction of scent passions,
scent passions result in the reproduction of scent quests,
it is not that scent quests result in the reproduction of scent passions,
it is not that scent passions result in the reproduction of scent wishes,
it is not that scent wishes result in the reproduction of scent principles,
it is not that scent principles result in the reproduction of scent perceptions,
it is not that scent perceptions result in the reproduction of scent data.

5. Taste data, beggars, results in the reproduction of taste perception,
taste perception results in the reproduction of taste principles,
taste principles result in the reproduction of taste wishes,
taste wishes result in the reproduction of taste passions,
taste passions result in the reproduction of taste quests,
it is not that taste quests result in the reproduction of taste passions,
it is not that taste passions result in the reproduction of taste wishes,
it is not that taste wishes result in the reproduction of taste principles,
it is not that taste principles result in the reproduction of taste perceptions,
it is not that taste perceptions result in the reproduction of taste data.

5. Impact data, beggars, results in the reproduction of impact perception,
impact perception results in the reproduction of impact principles,
impact principles result in the reproduction of impact wishes,
impact wishes result in the reproduction of impact passions,
impact passions result in the reproduction of impact quests,
it is not that impact quests result in the reproduction of impact passions,
it is not that impact passions result in the reproduction of impact wishes,
it is not that impact wishes result in the reproduction of impact principles,
it is not that impact principles result in the reproduction of impact perceptions,
it is not that impact perceptions result in the reproduction of impact data.

5. Things data, beggars, results in the reproduction of things perception,
things perception results in the reproduction of things principles,
things principles result in the reproduction of things wishes,
things wishes result in the reproduction of things passions,
things passions result in the reproduction of things quests,
it is not that things quests result in the reproduction of things passions,
it is not that things passions result in the reproduction of things wishes,
it is not that things wishes result in the reproduction of things principles,
it is not that things principles result in the reproduction of things perceptions,
it is not that things perceptions result in the reproduction of things data.

9. Such then, beggars, are the diverse data that result in the reproduction of the diverse perceptions,
the diverse perceptions that result in the reproduction of the diverse principles,
the diverse principles that result in the reproduction of the divirse wishes,
the diverse wishes that result in the reproduction of the diverse passions,
the diverse passions that result in the reproduction of the diverse quests;
such are the diverse quests that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse passions,
such are the diverse passions that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse wishes,
such are the diverse wishes that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse principles,
such are the diverse principles that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse perceptions,
such are the diverse perceptions that do not result in the reproduction of the diverse data.


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