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Sa.myutta Nikaaya
IV. Sa.laayatana Vagga
35: Sa.laayatana Sa.myutta
Pa~n~naasaka Dutiya
3. Gilaana Vagga

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
IV. The Book of the Six Sense Bases
35: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases
The Second Fifty
3. Sick

Suttas 76-78

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[48] [1159]

Sutta 76

Pa.thama Raadha Sutta.m

Raadha

[1][pts] Then the Venerable Raadha approached the Blessed One ... and said to him:

"Venerable sir, it would be good if the Blessed One would teach me the Dhamma in brief, so that, having heard the Dhamma from the Blessed One, I might dwell alone, withdrawn, diligent, ardent, and resolute."

"Raadha, you should abandon desire for whatever is impermanent.

And what is impermanent?

The eye is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

Forms are impermanent ...

Eye-consciousness is impermanent ...

Eye-contact is impermanent ...

Whatever feeling arises with eye-contact as condition - whether pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant - that too is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

"The ear ...

The mind is impermanent ...

Whatever feeling arises with mind-contact as condition ... that too is impermanent; you should abandon desire for it.

[49] Raadha, you should abandon desire for whatever is impermanent."

 


 

Sutta 77

Dutiya Raadha Sutta.m

Raadha

[1][pts] ...

"Raadha, you should abandon desire for whatever is suffering." ...

 


 

Sutta 78

Tatiya Raadha Sutta.m

Raadha

[1][pts] ...

"Raadha, you should abandon desire for whatever is nonself."...

 


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