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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
3. Khandhā Vagga
23. Rādha Saɱyuttaɱ
3. Āyācana Vagga

Suttas Linked to Rādha

3. Concisely

Suttas 1-46

Translated from the Pali by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

Sutta 25

Anicca Suttaɱ

Unstable

[25.1][pts] 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:

"It would be a good thing for me, bhante,
if the Lucky Man were to teach me Dhamma concisely.

As a result of hearing Dhamma
from the Lucky Man
I might be able to live secluded,
without carelessness,
ardent,
self-motivated."

"Then Rādha
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust,
for that which is unstable.

And what, Rādha, is unstable?

Form Rādha, is unstable, for that
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust.

Sense experience Rādha, is unstable, for that
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust.

Perception Rādha, is unstable, for that
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust.

Own-making Rādha, is unstable, for that
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust.

Consciousness Rādha, is unstable, for that
you should give up desire,
you should give up lust,
you should give up desire and lust.

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