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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XII. Nidāna Saɱyutta
IV. Kaḷarakhattiyo 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
4. Kaḷāra the Nobleman

Sutta 39

Dutiya Cetanā Suttaṃ

Will (2)

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

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain

 


[66] [46]

[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

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

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:

'Brethren!'

'Master!' responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"That which we will, brethren,
and that which we intend to do
and that wherewithal we are occupied: -
this becomes an object
for the persistence of consciousness.

The object being there,
there comes to be a station of consciousness.

Consciousness being stationed
and growing,
there comes to pass descent of name-and-shape;
because of name-and-shape, sense;
because of sense, contact;
because of contact, feeling;
because of feeling, craving;
because of craving, grasping;
because of grasping, becoming;
because of becoming, birth;
because of birth,
decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
sorrow,
and despair
come to pass.

Such is the uprising of this entire mass of ill.

Even if we do not will,
or intend to do,
and yet are occupied about something,
this is an object
for the persistence of consciousness.

The object being there,
there comes to be a station of consciousness.

The object being there,
there comes to be a station of consciousness.

Consciousness being stationed
and growing,
there comes to pass descent of name-and-shape;
because of name-and-shape, sense;
because of sense, contact;
because of contact, feeling;
because of feeling, craving;
because of craving, grasping;
because of grasping, becoming;
because of becoming, birth;
because of birth,
decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
sorrow,
and despair
come to pass.

Such is the uprising of this entire mass of ill.

 


 

But if we neither will,
nor intend to do,
nor are occupied about something,
there is no becoming of an object
for the persistence of consciousness.

The object being absent,
there comes to be no station of consciousness.

Consciousness not being stationed
nor growing,
there comes to pass no descent of name-and-shape;
because of the cessation of name-and-shape, the cessation of sense;
because of the cessation of sense, the cessation of contact;
because the cessation of contact, the cessation of feeling;
because of the cessation of feeling, the cessation of craving;
because of the cessation of craving, the cessation of grasping;
because of the cessation of grasping, the cessation of becoming;
because of the cessation of becoming, the cessation of birth;
because of the cessation of birth,
the cessation of decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
sorrow,
and despair.

Such ia the ceassation of this entire mass of ill.


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