4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
3. Aṭṭha-Sata-Pariyāya Vagga
The One-hundred-and-eight Exposition
Listen and pay close attention.
I will speak."
"As you say, lord," the monks responded to him.
The Blessed One said:
"And which one-hundred-and-eight exposition is a Dhamma exposition?
There is the exposition whereby I have spoken of two feelings, the exposition whereby I have spoken of three feelings... five... six... eighteen... thirty-six... one hundred and eight feelings.
"And which are the two feelings?
Physical and mental.
These are the two feelings.
"And which are the three feelings?
A feeling of pleasure, a feeling of pain, a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain.
These are the three feelings.
"And which are the five feelings?
The pleasure-faculty, the pain-faculty, the happiness-faculty, the distress-faculty, the equanimity-faculty.
These are the five feelings.
"And which are the six feelings?
A feeling born of eye-contact, a feeling born of ear-contact... nose-contact... tongue-contact... body-contact... intellect-contact.
These are the six feelings.
"And which are the eighteen feelings?
Six happiness-explorations, six distress-explorations, six equanimity-explorations.
These are the eighteen feelings.
"And which are the thirty-six feelings?
Six kinds of house-based happiness and six kinds of renunciation-based happiness; six kinds of house-based distress and six kinds of renunciation-based distress; six kinds of house-based equanimity and six kinds of renunciation-based equanimity.
These are the thirty-six feelings.
"And which are the one hundred and eight feelings?
Thirty-six past feelings, thirty-six future feelings, and thirty-six present feelings.
These are the one hundred and eight feelings.
"And this, monks, is the one-hundred-and-eight exposition that is a Dhamma exposition."