Samyutta Nikaya Masthead


[Site Map]  [Home]  [Sutta Indexes]  [Glossology]  [Site Sub-Sections]

The Pali is transliterated as Velthuis (aaiiuu.m'n~n.t.d.n.l). Alternatives:
[ ASCII (aiumnntdnl) | IAST Unicode (āīūṃṅñṭḍṇḷ) ]

 

Sa.myutta Nikaaya:
IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga
35: Sa.laayatana Sa.myutta
Muulapa~n~naasa
1. Anicca Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Root Fifty
1. The Impermanent

Sutta 1

Ajjhatta Anicca Sutta.m (Aniccam 1: Ajjhattam)

The Internal as Impermanent

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

"OoBhikkhu Bodhi 2000., The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Wisdom Publications, 2000)
This selection from The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Sa.myutta Nikaaya by Bhikkhu Bodhi is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.wisdompubs.org/terms-use.

 


[1] [1133]

[1][pts] Thus have I heard.

On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Saavatthii in Jeta's Grove, Anaathapi.n.dika's Park.

There the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus thus:

"Bhikkhus."

"Venerable sir." those bhikkhus replied.

The Blessed One said this:

"Bhikkhus, the eye is impermanent.

What is impermanent is suffering.

What is suffering is nonself.

What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus:

'This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.'

"The ear is impermanent. ...

The nose is impermanent. ...

The tongue is impermanent. ...

The body is impermanent. ...

The mind is impermanent.

What is impermanent is suffering.

What is suffering is nonself.

What is nonself should be seen as it really is with correct wisdom thus:

'This is not mine, this I am not, this is not my self.'

[2] "Seeing thus, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple experiences revulsion towards the eye, revulsion towards the ear, revulsion towards the nose, revulsion towards the tongue, revulsion towards the body, revulsion towards the mind.

Experiencing revulsion, he becomes dispassionate.

Through dispassion [his mind] is liberated.

When it is liberated there comes the knowledge:

'It's liberated.'

He understands:

'Destroyed is birth, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more for this state of being."

 


Contact:
E-mail
Copyright Statement   Webmaster's Page