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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
1. Sagāthā Vagga

Sutta 1

Samadhi Sutta


Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera.
For free distribution only.
From Contemplation of Feeling: The Discourse-grouping on the Feelings (WH 303),
translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera
(Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1983).
Copyright ©1983 Buddhist Publication Society.
Used with permission.



[1][pts][bodh] "There are, O monks, these three feelings: pleasant feelings, painful feelings, and neither-painful-nor-pleasant feelings."

A disciple of the Buddha, mindful,
clearly comprehending, with his mind collected,
he knows the feelings[1] and their origin,[2]
knows whereby they cease[3] and knows the path
that to the ending of feelings lead.[4]
And when the end of feelings he has reached,
such a monk, his thirsting quenched, attains Nibbāna."[5]


[1] Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of Suffering.

[2] Comy.: He knows them by way of the Truth of the Origin of Suffering.

[3] Comy.: He knows, by way of the Truth of Cessation, that feelings cease in Nibbāna.

[4] Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering.

[5] Parinibbuto, "fully extinguished"; Comy.: through the full extinction of the defilements (kilesa-parinibbanaya).


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