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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
III. Khandhā Vagga:
22: Khandhāsaɱyutta

Sakkāya-Diṭṭhi Suttaṃ

Sutta 156

Dependence (1)

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

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[1] 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:

"There being what, brethren,
by clinging to what,
depend ing upon what,
does bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"For us, lord, things have the Exalted One as their root
their guide,
their resort.

Well indeed if the meaning of these words
should show itself in the Exalted One."

"There being a body, brethren,
by clinging to body,
depending on body,
bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arises.

"There being feeling, brethren,
by clinging to feeling,
depending on feeling,
bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arises.

"There being perception, brethren,
by clinging to perception,
depending on perception,
bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arises.

"There being the activities, brethren,
by clinging to the activities,
depending on the activities,
bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arises.

"There being consciousness, brethren,
by clinging to consciousness,
depending on consciousness,
bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arises.

As to that, what think ye, brethren?

Is body permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, lord."

"That which is impermanent,
is it weal or woe?"

"Woe, lord."

"Then without a clinging
to what is impermanent,
woeful,
by nature changeable,
could bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"Surely not, lord."

"Is feeling permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, lord."

"That which is impermanent,
is it weal or woe?"

"Woe, lord."

"Then without a clinging
to what is impermanent,
woeful,
by nature changeable,
could bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"Surely not, lord."

"Is perception permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, lord."

"That which is impermanent,
is it weal or woe?"

"Woe, lord."

"Then without a clinging
to what is impermanent,
woeful,
by nature changeable,
could bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"Surely not, lord."

"Are the activities permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, lord."

"That which is impermanent,
is it weal or woe?"

"Woe, lord."

"Then without a clinging
to what is impermanent,
woeful,
by nature changeable,
could bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"Surely not, lord."

"Is consciousness permanent or impermanent?"

"Impermanent, lord."

"That which is impermanent,
is it weal or woe?"

"Woe, lord."

"Then without a clinging
to what is impermanent,
woeful,
by nature changeable,
could bondage of,
dependence upon the fetters arise?"

"Surely not, lord."

 


 

"Wherefore, brethren, he who thus sees
conceives disgust at body,
at feeling,
at perception,
at the activities,
at consciousness.

Being disgusted
he is repelled by them;
by that repulsion he is released;
by that release he is set free;
knowledge arises:
in the freed man is the freed thing,
and he knows:

"Destroyed is rebirth;
lived is the righteous life;
done is the task;
for life in these conditions
there is no hereafter."


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