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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandhā Vagga
23. Rādha Saɱyuttaɱ
2. Dutiya Māra Vagga

Suttas Linked to Rādha

2. Māra

Suttas 1-46

Translated from the Pali by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

Sutta 20

Vaya-Dhamma Suttaɱ

An Aging Thing

[20.1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, The Lucky man, Sāvatthi-town revisiting,
Jeta Grove,
Anathapiṇḍika's Park.

Then one time there the Ancient Rādha drew near Bhagava,
gave salutation,
and took a seat to one side.

At that time, so seated,
the Ancient Radha said this to Bhagava:

"'An aging thing! An aging thing!'" is the expression.

Now what then, bhante, is an aging thing?"

Form, Rādha is an aging thing,
sense experience is an aging thing,
perception is an aging thing,
own-making is an aging thing,
consciousness an aging thing.

Seeing in this way, Rādha,
the well-trained student of the Aristocrats,
finds form wearysome,
finds sense-experience wearysome,
finds perception wearysome,
finds own-making wearysome,
finds consciousness wearysome.

From wearyness comes dispassion,
from dispassion comes freedom,
in freedom he knows:

'I am freed!

Left behind is rebirth,
lived is the godly life,
done is duty's doing,
no further it'n-n-at'n me.'"

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