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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
3. Bhāra Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
3. The Book Called the Khandhā-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the Elements of Sensory Existence and other Subjects
22. Kindred Sayings on Elements
3. On the Burden

Sutta 23

Pariññā Suttaɱ


Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][than][bodh] Thus have I heard:—

The Exalted One was staying at Sāvatthī.

The Exalted One said:

"I will show you things that are to be understood,
likewise understanding.

Do ye listen carefully.

Give heed and I will speak."

"Even so, Master!"
replied those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"And what, brethren, are the things to be understood?

Body, brethren, is a thing to be understood,
feeling is a thing to be understood,
perception is a thing to be understood,
the activities are a thing to be understood,
consciousness is a thing to be understood,.

These, brethren, are
'the things that are to be understood.'

And what, brethren, is 'understanding'?

The destruction of lust,
the destruction of hatred,
the destruction of illusion:
that, brethren, is called


[1] V.M. 606. B. treats of the three worldly {loktya}pariññās or knowledges, viz.: Ñāta-tīraṇa-pahāna or to have come to know things, investigation and rejection of things.

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