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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XII. Nidāna Saŋyutta
II. Āhāra Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
12. The Kindred Sayings on Cause
2. Sustenance-Suttas

Sutta 13

Samaṇa-Brāhmaṇa Suttaṃ

Recluses and Brahmins (1)

Translated by Mrs. Rhys Davids
Assisted by F. L. Woodward

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain

 


[14] [11]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Sāvatthī,
at Jeta Grove,
in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park:

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren!"

"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"Any recluses and brahmins, brethren,
who do not know decay-and-death,
do not know the uprising of decay-and-death,
do not know the ceasing of decay-and-death,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of decay-and-death;

who do not know birth,
do not know the uprising of birth,
do not know the ceasing of birth,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of birth;

who do not know becoming,
do not know the uprising of becoming,
do not know the ceasing of becoming,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of becoming;

who do not know grasping,
do not know the uprising of grasping,
do not know the ceasing of grasping,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of grasping;

who do not know craving,
do not know the uprising of craving,
do not know the ceasing of craving,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of craving;

who do not know feeling,
do not know the uprising of feeling,
do not know the ceasing of feeling,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of feeling;

who do not know contact,
do not know the uprising of contact,
do not know the ceasing of contact,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of contact;

who do not know sense,
do not know the uprising of sense,
do not know the ceasing of sense,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of sense;

who do not know name-and-shape,
do not know the uprising of name-and-shape,
do not know the ceasing of name-and-shape,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of name-and-shape;

who do not know consciousness,
do not know the uprising of consciousness,
do not know the ceasing of consciousness,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of consciousness;

who do not know activities,
do not know the uprising of activities,
do not know the ceasing of activities,
do not know the way leading to the ceasing of activities;

those recluses or those brahmins are approved
neither among recluses as recluses,
nor among brahmins as brahmins,
nor have those venerable ones
even in this present life
understood of themselves,
nor realized
what is the good
of being either recluse or brahmin,
nor lived in the attainment thereof.

 


 

And any recluses or brahmins, brethren,
who know decay-and-death,
do know the uprising of decay-and-death,
do know the ceasing of decay-and-death,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of decay-and-death;

who do know birth,
do know the uprising of birth,
do know the ceasing of birth,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of birth;

who do know becoming,
do know the uprising of becoming,
do know the ceasing of becoming,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of becoming;

who do know grasping,
do know the uprising of grasping,
do know the ceasing of grasping,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of grasping;

who do know craving,
do know the uprising of craving,
do know the ceasing of craving,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of craving;

who do know feeling,
do know the uprising of feeling,
do know the ceasing of feeling,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of feeling;

who do know contact,
do know the uprising of contact,
do know the ceasing of contact,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of contact;

who do know sense,
do know the uprising of sense,
do know the ceasing of sense,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of sense;

who do know name-and-shape,
do know the uprising of name-and-shape,
do know the ceasing of name-and-shape,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of name-and-shape;

who do know consciousness,
do know the uprising of consciousness,
do know the ceasing of consciousness,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of consciousness;

who do know activities,
do know the uprising of activities,
do know the ceasing of activities,
do know the way leading to the ceasing of activities;

those recluses or those brahmins are approved
both among recluses as recluses,
and among brahmins as brahmins,
and those venerable ones
even in this present life
have understood of themselves,
and realized
what is the good
of being either recluse or brahmin,
and lived in the attainment thereof.


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