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Sa.myutta Nikaaya
IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga
35: Sa.laayatana Sa.myutta
Pa~n~naasako Dutiyo
5. Sa.la Vagga

Sutta 94

Cha-Phassaayatana (Pa.thama Sa'ngayya) Sutta.m

United with the Six Spheres of Touch
[EXCERPT]

Translated from the Pali by Michael Olds

 


 

[1][pts][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, Bhagava, Saavatthii-town revisiting,
Anathapindika's Jeta grove.

There to the Beggars gathered round, Bhagava said this:

"These six spheres of touch, Beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
are pain-carriers.

What six?

The eye sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

The ear sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

The nose sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

The tongue sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

The body sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

The mind sphere of touch, beggars,
untamed,
unguarded,
unwatched,
unrestrained,
is a pain-carrier.

 


 

"These six spheres of touch, Beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
are pleasure-carriers.

What six?

The eye sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

The ear sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

The nose sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

The tongue sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

The body sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

The mind sphere of touch, beggars,
well tamed,
well guarded,
well watched,
well restrained,
is a pleasure-carrier.

 


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