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Ii 32. Sensation

Translated from the Majjhima-Nikaaya (Sutta 44 or i.302.28)

[1][chlm][pts][than][upal] "My lady [Dhammadinnaa], how many sensations are there?"

"Brother Visaakha, there are three sensations; the pleasant sensation, the unpleasant sensation, and the indifferent sensation."

"But what, my lady, is the pleasant sensation, what the unpleasant sensation, and what the indifferent sensation?"

"Brother Visaakha, whatever pleasant or joyous sensation is felt by the body or by the mind, that is pleasant sensation. Brother Visaakha, whatever unpleasant or joyless sensation is felt by the body or by the mind, that is unpleasant sensation. Brother Visaakha, whatever sensation that is neither joyous nor joyless is felt by the body or by the mind, that is indifferent sensation."

 


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