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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
11. Anta 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
11. On Separates

Sutta 109

Sot'Āpanna Suttaɱ


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

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[1] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One was once staying near Sāvatthī
at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.

And there the Exalted One addressed the brethren, saying:


"Master!" responded those brethren.

The Exalted One said:

"Brethren, there are these five grasping-groups.

What five?

The body-grasping group,
the feeling-grasping-group,
the perception-grasping-group,
the activities-grasping-group,
the consciousness-grasping-group.

And when, brethren, the Ariyan disciple understands
as they really are
both the arising and the ending,
and the satisfaction in,
the misery of,
and the escape from
the five grasping-groups,
this one, brethren,
is called an Ariyan disciple
who is a stream-wmner,
saved from disaster,
bound for enlightenment."

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