II. Nidāna Vagga
I. Nānatta Vagga Paṭhama
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
14. The Kindred Sayings on Element
1. Five (Discourses on) Internal Element
Samphassa [Phassa-Nānatta] Suttaɱ
Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
On a certain occasion the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthi at the Jeta's Grove, in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:
"Master!" responded those brethren.
The Exalted One said:
"Because of the diversity in elements, brethren, arises diversity of contact.
What, brethren, is the diversity in elements?
This, brethren, is called the diversity in elements.
And what is the consequent diversity of contact?
An  eye-contact arises because of the eye-element.
An ear-contact arises because of the ear-element.
A nose-contact arises because of the nose-element.
A tongue-contact arises because of the tongue-element.
A body-contact arises because of the body-element.
A mind-contact arises because of the mind-element.
It is thus, brethren, that because of diversity of elements diversity of contact arises."
[ed1] The translators footnote: "§ 1 is repeated." But it is not repeated as in § 1, but as given here. Repetition as in § 1 makes no sense either.