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Saɱyutta Nikāya
IV. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35: Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
Paññāsa Catutthaɱ
3. Samudda Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
IV. Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
35: Kindred Sayings the Sixfold Sphere of Sense The 'Fourth Fifty' Suttas
3. The Chapter on the Ocean

Sutta 196

Dutiya Hatthapādupamā Suttaɱ

The Simile of Hand and Foot (2)

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

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[1][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One once addressed the brethren, saying:

"Brethren."

"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One thus spake:

"Where there is a hand, Brethren,
there are seen
taking up and putting down.

Where there is a foot,
there are seen,
coming and going.

Where is a limb,
there are seen
bending in and stretching out.

Where there is belly,
there hunger and thirst are seen.

Just so, Brethren, where is eye,
there arises
owing to eye-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

Where is ear,
there arises
owing to ear-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

Where isnose,
there arises
owing to nose-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

Where is tongue,
there arises
owing to tongue-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

Where is body,
there arises
owing to body-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

Where is mind,
there arises
owing to mind-contact
one's personal weal and woe.

 


 

Where the hand is not,
no taking up or laying down is seen.

Where the foot is not,
no coming or going is seen.

Where a limb is not,
no bending in or stretching out is seen.

Where belly is not,
there no hunger or thirst is seen.

Just so, Brethren, where eye is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to eye-contact.

Where is ear is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to ear-contact.

Where nose is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to nose-contact.

Where tongue is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to tongue-contact.

Where body is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to body-contact.

Where mind, is not,
no personal weal or woe arises
owing to mind-contact.


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