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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
35. Saḷāyatana Saɱyutta
§ I: Mūla-Paññāsa
3. Sabba Vagga

Sutta 23

Sabba Suttaɱ

The All

Translated from the Pali
Michael M. Olds



[1][pts][than][bodh] I HEAR TELL:

Once upon a time, the Lucky Man, Sāvatthi-town revisiting, Anāthapiṇḍika's Jeta grove.

There to the Beggars gathered round, he said:


And upon the bhikkhus responding "Bhante!" Bhagava said:

"I will teach you, beggars, the All.

Pay heed!

This, Beggars, is The All:

The eye and visible Objects

The ear and sounds

The nose and scents

The tongue and tastes

The body and touch

The mind and things

I have spoken, beggars, of The All.

Any Beggar, Beggars, who came along saying:

'I will show you another All
beyond this All!'

Would be unable to do so,
and furthermore
would find himself
over the abyss!



How come?

Because to point to another All
beyond this All
would be beyond his scope,

That's how come.


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