4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
1. Sagāthā Vagga
Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera.
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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.
A disciple of the Buddha, mindful,
clearly comprehending, with his mind collected,
he knows the feelings and their origin,
knows whereby they cease and knows the path
that to the ending of feelings lead.
And when the end of feelings he has reached,
such a monk, his thirsting quenched, attains Nibbāna."
 Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of Suffering.
 Comy.: He knows them by way of the Truth of the Origin of Suffering.
 Comy.: He knows, by way of the Truth of Cessation, that feelings cease in Nibbāna.
 Comy.: He knows the feelings by way of the Truth of the Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering.
 Parinibbuto, "fully extinguished"; Comy.: through the full extinction of the defilements (kilesa-parinibbanaya).