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Sa.myutta Nikaaya:
III. Khandha Vagga:
22: Khandha Sa.myutta
2.2. Arahatta Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
III: The Book Called The Khandhaa-Vagga
Containing Kindred Saings
on the Elements of Sensory Existence
and Other Subjects
XXII: Kindred Sayings on Elements (Khandhaa)
2.2: On the Arahant

Sutta 71

Raadha Sutta.m

Raadha[1]

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

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[79] [66]

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

The Exalted One was staying at Saavatthii
In jeta Grove,
at Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

Now the venerable Raadha came to the Exalted One,
and saluting him,
sat down at one side.

So seated the venerable Raadha thus addressed the Exalted One:

"How in him who knows,
how in him who sees, lord,
are there in this body,
together with its consciousness,
and like- [67] wise in all external objects,
no (more) ideas of 'I' and 'mine,'
no more leanings to conceit?"[2]

"Whatsoever material object, Raadha,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
gross or subtle,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me' -

that is seeing things as they really are,
by right insight.

Whatsoever feeling, Raadha,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
gross or subtle,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me' -

that is seeing things as they really are,
by right insight.

Whatsoever perception, Raadha,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
gross or subtle,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me' -

that is seeing things as they really are,
by right insight.

Whatsoever activities, Raadha,
be they past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
gross or subtle,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me' -

that is seeing things as they really are,
by right insight.

Whatsoever consciousness, Raadha,
be it past,
future
or present,
inward or outward,
gross or subtle,
low or high,
far or near,
one regards thus:

'This is not mine;
this am not I;
this is not the Self of me' -

that is seeing things as they really are,
by right insight.

Thus, Raadha,
in him who knows,
thus in him who sees,
in this body,
together with its consciousness,
and likewise in all external objects,
are there no more ideas of 'I' and 'mine,' no more leanings to conceit."

Thereupon the venerable Raadha gladly heard the words of the Exalted One
and welcomed them,
and he rose from his seat,
saluted the Exalted One
and departed.

Thereafter the venerable Raadha,
dwelling solitary,
secluded,
zealous,
ardent
and aspiring,
in no long time
attained that goal supreme of the righteous life,
to win which the clansmen rightly go forth from home to the homeless,
so that in that very life
of himself
he fully understood it,
realized it
and abode therein,
and knew:

'Destroyed is rebirth,
lived is the righteous life,
done is the task,
for life in these conditions there is no hereafter.'

And the venerable Raadha was yet another of the Arahants.

 


[1] Cf. Thag. 133, Brethren, 115; infra 188, iv, 48.

[2] For this and the next section cf. S. ii, 252-3; K.S. ii, 167-8, and n., where the same words are put in the mouth of Raahula. Cf. infra 135-6.


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