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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35: Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
Paññāsako Dutiyo
2. Migajāla Vagga

The Book of the
Kindred Sayings
35: Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense The 'Second Fifty' Suttas
2. The Chapter on Migajāla

Sutta 67

Samiddhi-Dukkha-Pañha Suttaɱ

Samiddhi (iii)

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

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Rājagaha,
in Bamboo Grove,
at the Squirrels' Feeding-ground.

Then the venerable Samiddhi came to the Exalted One and thus addressed him: -

'Ill' = 'Dukkha', which does not work 'well' in this case as it appears with 'symptoms' to indicate simple sickness whereas the idea is the pain of existence.

p.p. explains it all — p.p.

"'Ill! Ill!
is the saying, lord.

Pray, lord, to what extent is there ill,
or the symptoms of ill?"

"Where there is eye, Samiddhi,
objects,
eye-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the eye,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is ear, Samiddhi,
sounds,
ear-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the ear,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is nose, Samiddhi,
scents,
nose-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the nose,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is tongue, Samiddhi,
savours,
tongue-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the tongue,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is body, Samiddhi,
tangibles,
body-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the body,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is mind, Samiddhi,
mind-states,
mind-consciousness,
and things cognizable by the mind,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

 


 

"But where there is no eye, Samiddhi,
no objects,
no eye-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the eye,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is no ear, Samiddhi,
no sounds,
no ear-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the ear,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is no nose, Samiddhi,
no scents,
no nose-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the nose,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is no tongue, Samiddhi,
no savours,
no tongue-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the tongue,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is no body, Samiddhi,
no tangibles,
no body-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the body,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill.

Where there is no mind, Samiddhi,
no mind-states,
no mind-consciousness,
and no things cognizable by the mind,
there is ill
or symptoms of ill."


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