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Saɱyutta Nikāya
II. Nidāna Vagga
XII. Nidāna Saɱyutta
V. Gahapati Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
Part II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
XII. The Kindred Sayings on Cause
V. The Housefather

Sutta 43

Dukkha Suttaṃ

Ill

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

Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
Public Domain

 


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[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:

"I will teach you, brethren, how ill arises and how it passes away.

Listen to this,
give your minds thoroughly,
and I will speak.

"Even so, lord",
responded the brethren.

What, brethren, is the arising of ill?

Because of sight and visible objects
visual consciousness arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

Because of hearing and audible objects
consciousness of sound arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

Because of nose and odorous objects
consciousness of smell arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

Because of tongue and sapid objects
consciousness of taste arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

Because of body and tangible objects
the tangible consciousness of body arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

Because of mind and things
mind-consciousness arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

This, brethren, is the arising of ill.

 


 

And what, brethren, is the passing away of ill?

Because of sight and visible objects
visual consciousness arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

Because of hearing and audible objects
consciousness of sound arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

Because of nose and odorous objects
consciousness of smell arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

Because of tongue and sapid objects
consciousness of taste arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

Because of body and tangible objects
the tangible consciousness of body arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

Because of mind and things
mind-consciousness arises,
contact is the clash of the three;
feeling is conditioned by the contact,
craving by the feeling.

By the utter fading away and ceasing of the craving,
grasping ceases,
by the ceasing of the grasping,
becoming ceases,
by the ceasing of becoming,
birth ceases,
by the ceasing of birth decay-and-death,
grief,
lamenting,
suffering,
despair cease.

Such is the ceasing of this entire mass of ill.

This, brethren, is the passing away of ill.


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