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Anguttara Nikaaya
Atthaka Nipaata
Raagaadipeyyaala.m

The Book of the Gradual Sayings
The Book of the Eights
Chapter X: Passion

Sutta 92

The Understanding of Passion (b)

Translated from the Pali by E.M. Hare.

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[1][olds][bodh] Thus have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was dwelling near Saavatthii.

There the Exalted One addressed the monks, saying:

'Monks.'

'Yes, lord,' they replied, and the Exalted One said:

'Monks, for the complete understanding of passion, eight states must be made become.

What eight?

When, personally conscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether limited,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally conscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether boundless,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether limited,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
whether boundless,
lovely or ugly,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
blue,
blue in colour,
blue in appearance,
reflecting blue,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
yellow,
yellow in colour,
yellow in appearance,
reflecting yellow,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body, anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
red,
red in colour,
red in appearance,
reflecting red,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

When, personally unconscious of body,
anyone sees forms exterior to himself,
white,
white in colour,
white in appearance,
reflecting white,
he is thus conscious:

"Having mastered them,
I know,
I see them."

'Monks, for the complete understanding of passion, these eight states must be made become.


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