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

Sutta 24

Paṭhama Pahāna Suttaɱ

For Letting Go

Translated from the Pali
by
Michael M. Olds

 


 

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

Once upon a time, Bhagava, Sāvatthi-town revisiting,
Anāthapiṇḍika's Jeta grove.

There to the Beggars gathered round, Bhagava said this:

"Letting go The All!

For such, beggars, I will point out Dhamma.|| ||

Listen up!

And what, beggars, is Dhamma for letting go The All?

Letting go the eye, beggars,
letting go forms,
letting go eye-consciousness,
letting go eye-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from eye-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the ear, beggars,
letting go sounds,
letting go ear-consciousness,
letting go ear-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from ear-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the nose, beggars,
letting go scents,
letting go nose-consciousness,
letting go nose-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from nose-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant;

Letting go the tongue, beggars,
letting go tastes,
letting go tongue-consciousness,
letting go tongue-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from tongue-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Letting go the body, beggars,
letting go touching,
letting go body-consciousness,
letting go body-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from body-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

"Letting go the mind, beggars,
letting go things,
letting go mind-consciousness,
letting go mind-contact,
and letting go, too,
whatsoever repercussions arise from mind-contact,
whether pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant.

Such, beggars, is Dhamma for letting go The All,
Say I."

 


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