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Saŋyutta Nikāya,
V: MahāVagga
51. Iddhipāda Saŋyuttam
VII. Esana-vaggo

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
V: The Great Chapter
51: Kindred Sayings on the Bases of Psychic Power
VII. Longing

Suttas 67-76

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

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Sutta 67

Longing

a. Full Comprehension

[67.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the full comprehension of these three longings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three longings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the wearing out of these three longings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three longings.

What three?

The longing for sensual delights,
the longing for becoming,
the longing for the holy life.

These, monks, are the three longings.

It is for the abandoning of these three longings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 68

Conceits

a. Full Comprehension

[68.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three conceits, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three conceits, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the wearing out of these three conceits, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three conceits.

What three?

The 'better am I' conceit,
the 'equal am I' conceit,
the 'worse am I' conceit.

These are the three conceits.

It is for the abandoning of these three conceits, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 69

Āsava

a. Full Comprehension

[69.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three āsavas, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three āsavas, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three āsavas, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are three āsavas.

What three?

The āsava of sensual delight,
the āsava of becoming,
the āsava of nescience.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three āsava, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 70

Becoming

a. Full Comprehension

[70.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three becomings monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three becomings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three becomings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks there are three becomings.

What three?

Becoming in the sensuous world,
becoming in the world of form,
becoming in the formless world.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three becomings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 71

Suffering

a. Full Comprehension

[71.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three forms of suffering monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three forms of suffering.

What three?

The sort of suffering caused by pain,
the sort caused by the activities,
the sort of suffering caused by the changeable nature of things.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three forms of suffering, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 72

Obstructions

a. Full Comprehension

[72.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three obstructions monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three obstructions, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three obstructions, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three (mental) obstructions.

What three?|| ||

The obstruction of lust,
the obstruction of hatred,
the obstruction of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three obstructions, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 73

Stains

a. Full Comprehension

[73.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three stains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three stains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three stains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three stains.

What three?

The stain of lust,
the stain of hatred,
the stain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three stains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 74

Pains

a. Full Comprehension

[74.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three pains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three pains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three pains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three pains.

What three?

The pain of lust,
the pain of hatred,
the pain of illusion.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three pains, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 75

Feelings

a. Full Comprehension

[75.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three feelings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three feelings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three feelings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there are these three feelings.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three feelings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 

§

 

Sutta 76

Craving

a. Full Comprehension

[76.1][olds] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
saying:

"Monks."

"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the full comprehension
of these three cravings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

b. Realization

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the realization of (the meaning of) these three cravings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power is to be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

c. Weariing Out

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the wearing out of these three cravings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

 


 

d. Abandoning

"Monks, there axe these three cravings.

What three?

The craving for sensual delights,
the craving for becoming,
the craving for ceasing to become.

These are the three.

It is for the abandoning of these three cravings, monks,
that the four bases of psychic power must be cultivated.

What four bases of psychic power?

Herein a monk cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
desire,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
energy,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
thought,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.

He cultivates that basis of psychic power
of which the features are
investigation,
together with the co-factors
of concentration
and struggle.


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