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Majjhima Nikāya
III. Upari Paṇṇāsa
3. Suññata Vagga

Sutta 121

Cūḷa Suññata Suttaṃ

Adapted from the 1995 edition of the digital version of the Sri Lanka Buddha Jayanti Tripitaka Series. Read against the Pali Text Society 2003 edition.

 


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[1][chlm][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds][upal] Evaṃ me sutaṃ:|| ||

Ekaṃ samayaṃ Bhagavā Sāvatthīyaṃ viharati||
Pubbārāme Migāra-mātu pāsāde.|| ||

[2][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Atha kho āyasmā Ānando sāyaṇha-samayaṃ paṭisallāṇā vuṭṭhito yena Bhagavā ten'upasaṅkami.|| ||

Upasaṅkamitvā Bhagavantaṃ abhivādetvā eka-m-antaṃ nisīdi.|| ||

Eka-m-antaṃ nisinno kho||
āyasmā Ānando Bhagavantaṃ etad avoca:|| ||

[3][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] "Ekam idaṃ bhante, samayaṃ Bhagavā Sakkesu viharati||
Nāgarakaṃ nāma Sakkānaṃ nigamo.|| ||

Tattha me bhante, Bhagavato||
sammukhā sutaṃ||
sammukhā paṭiggahitaṃ:|| ||

'Suññatā-vihāren-ā-haṃ, Ānanda,||
etarahi bahulaṃ viharāmī' ti.|| ||

Kacci me taṃ bhante,||
sussutaṃ suggahītaṃ||
sumana-sikataṃ sūpadhāritan" ti?|| ||

"Taggha te etaṃ, Ānanda,||
sussutaṃ suggahītaṃ||
sumana-sikataṃ sūpadhāritaṃ.|| ||

Pubbe c'āhaṃ, Ānanda,||
etarahi ca
suññatā-vihārena bahulaṃ viharāmi.|| ||

[4][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Seyyathā pi, Ānanda, ayaṃ Migara-mātu pāsādo||
suñño hatthi-gavāssavaḷavena,||
suñño jāta-rūpa-rajatena,||
suñño itthi-purisa-sanni-pātena;||
atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ bhikkhu-saṅghaṃ paṭicca ekattaṃ.|| ||

Evam eva kho, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā gāma-saññaṃ,||
a-mana-sikaritvā manussa-saññaṃ,||
arañña-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa arañña-saññāya||
cittaṃ pakkhandati||
pasīdati||
santiṭṭhati||
vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:

'Ye assu darathā gāma-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā manussa-saññaṃ paṭicca||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā||
yad idaṃ arañña-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

So suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ gāma-saññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ manussa-saññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ arañña-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha [105] avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[5][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā manussa-saññaṃ||
a-mana-sikaritvā arañña-saññaṃ||
paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa paṭhavi-saññāya||
cittaṃ pakkhandati||
pasīdati||
santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

Seyyathā pi, Ānanda,||
usabhacammaṃ saṃkusatena suvihataṃ vigatavasikaṃ||
evam eva kho, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu yaṃ imissā paṭhaviyā||
ukkūlavikūlaṃ||
nadī-viduggaṃ||
khāṇukaṇṭakādhāraṃ||
pabbata-visamaṃ,||
taṃ sabbaṃ a-mana-sikaritvā paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa paṭhavi-saññāya||
cittaṃ pakkhandati||
pasīdati||
santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:|| ||

'Ye assu darathā manussa-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā arañña-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā||
yad idaṃ paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

'So puññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ manussa-saññāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ arañña-saññāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ yad idaṃ paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[6][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā arañña-saññaṃ||
a-mana-sikaritvā paṭhavi-saññaṃ||
Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññāya cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
Ye assu darathā arañña-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā [106] paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭacca te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā||
yad idaṃ Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

So Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ arañña saññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ paṭhavi-saññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[7][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā paṭhavi-saññaṃ,||
a-mana-sikaritvā Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ,||
Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa Viññāṇañ-c'āyatanasaññāya cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
Ye assu darathā paṭhavi-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā||
yad idaṃ Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

So Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ paṭhavi-saññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Ākāsanañ-c'āyatanasaññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[8][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ||
a-mana-sikaritvā Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ||
Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatanasaññāya cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
Ye assu darathā Ākāsanañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā,||
yad idaṃ Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

So Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Ākāsanañ-c'āyatanasaññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Suññam [107] idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Viññāṇañ-c'āyatanasaññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[9][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ a-mana-sikaritvā Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatanasaññāya cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
Ye assu darathā Viññāṇañ-c'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā,||
yad idaṃ N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan' ti.|| ||

So Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Viññāṇañ-c'āyatanasaññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatanasaññāyāti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ||
yad idaṃ N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca ekattan ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[10][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ||
a-mana-sikaritvā N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ||
a-nimittaṃ ceto-samādhiṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa animitte ceto-samādhimhi cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
ye assu darathā ākiñ cakaññāyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'evāyaṃ daratha-mattā||
yad idaṃ imam eva kāyaṃ paṭicca saḷāyatanikaṃ [108] jīvita-paccayā' ti.|| ||

So: 'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ,||
yad idaṃ imam eva kāyaṃ paṭicca saḷāyatanikaṃ jīvita-paccayā' ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pana tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti||
'Taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[11][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Puna ca paraṃ, Ānanda,||
bhikkhu a-mana-sikaritvā Ākiñ-c'aññ'āyatana-saññaṃ,||
a-mana-sikaritvā N'eva-saññā-nā-saññ'āyatana-saññaṃ,||
a-nimittaṃ ceto-samādhiṃ paṭicca mana-sikaroti ekattaṃ.|| ||

Tassa animitte ceto-samādhimhi cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati vimuccati.|| ||

So evaṃ pajānāti:||
'Ayam pi kho animitto ceto-samādhi abhisaṅkhato ābhisañcetayito.|| ||

Yaṃ kho pana kiñci abhisaṅkhataṃ ābhisañcetayitaṃ,||
tad aniccaṃ nirodha-dhamman' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Tassa evaṃ jānato evaṃ passato kām'āsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati.|| ||

Bhavāsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati.|| ||

Avijjāsavā pi cittaṃ vimuccati.|| ||

Vimuttasmiṃ vimuttam iti ñāṇaṃ hoti:|| ||

'Khīṇā jāti,||
vusitaṃ Brahma-cariyaṃ,||
kataṃ karaṇīyaṃ,||
nāparaṃ itthattāyā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

[12][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] So evaṃ pajānāti:|| ||

'Ye assu darathā kām'āsavaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā bhav'āsavaṃ paṭicca te'dha na santi.|| ||

Ye assu darathā avijj-ā-savaṃ paṭicca,||
te'dha na santi.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'āyaṃ daratha-matthā,||
yad idaṃ imam eva kāyaṃ paṭicca saḷāyatanikaṃ jīvita-paccayā' ti.|| ||

So: 'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ kām'āsavenā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ bhav'āsavenā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

'Suññam idaṃ saññā-gataṃ avijj-ā-savenā' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Atthi c'ev'idaṃ asuññataṃ,||
yad idaṃ imam eva kāyaṃ paṭicca saḷāyatanikaṃ jīvita-paccayā' ti.|| ||

Iti yaṃ hi kho tattha na hoti,||
tena taṃ suññaṃ samanupassati.|| ||

Yaṃ pi tattha avasiṭṭhaṃ hoti,||
'Taṃ santaṃ idaṃ atthī' ti pajānāti.|| ||

Evam pi'ssa esā, Ānanda,||
yathābuccā [109] avipallatthā||
parisuddhā||
paramānuttarā||
'suññatā-vakkan' ti bhavati.|| ||

[13][pts][nymo][ntbb][than][olds] Ye hi keci, Ānanda,||
atītam-addhānaṃ samaṇā vā brāhmaṇā vā parisuddhaṃ||
paramānuttaraṃ||
suññataṃ||
upasampajja vihariṃsu.|| ||

Sabbe te imaṃ yeva parisuddhaṃ||
paramānuttaraṃ||
suññataṃ||
upasampajja vihariṃsu.|| ||

Ye hi keci, Ānanda,||
anāgatam-addhānaṃ samaṇā vā brāhmaṇā vā parisuddhaṃ||
paramānuttaraṃ||
suññataṃ||
upasampajja viharisasanti.|| ||

Sabbe te imaṃ yeva parisuddhaṃ paramānuttaraṃ suññataṃ upasampajja viharissanti.|| ||

Ye hi keci, Ānanda,||
etarahi samaṇā vā brāhmaṇā vā parisuddhaṃ paramānuttaraṃ suññataṃ upasampajajja viharanti.|| ||

Sabbe te imaṃ yeva||
parisuddhaṃ||
paramānuttaraṃ||
suññataṃ||
upasampajja viharanti.|| ||

Tasmātiha, Ānanda,||
parisuddhaṃ paramānuttaraṃ suññataṃ upasampajja viharissāmāti.|| ||

Evaṃ hi vo, Ānanda, sikkhitabban" ti.|| ||

Idam avoca Bhagavā.|| ||

Atta-mano āyasmā Ānando Bhagavato bhāsitaṃ abhinandīti.

Cūḷa Suññata Suttaṃ

 


 

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