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Saɱyutta Nikāya
3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
12. Dhamma-Kathika 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
12. On Pious Converse

Sutta 114

Vijjā (or Bhikkhu) Suttaɱ

Wisdom (or The Brother)

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.

Then a certain brother came to the Exalted One
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
that brother thus addressed the Exalted One:

"'Wisdom, wisdom,' 'tis said, lord.

Pray, lord, what is wisdom,
and how far has one wisdom?"

"Herein, brother, the well-taught Ariyan disciple understands body,
understands the arising of body,
understands the ceasing of body,
understands the way going to the ceasing of body.

He understands feeling,
understands the arising of feeling,
understands the ceasing of feeling,
understands the way going to the ceasing of feeling.

He understands perception,
understands the arising of perception,
understands the ceasing of perception,
understands the way going to the ceasing of perception.

He understands the activities,
understands the arising of the activities,
understands the ceasing of the activities,
understands the way going to the ceasing of the activities.

He understands consciousness,
understands the arising of consciousness,
understands the ceasing of consciousness,
understands the way going to the ceasing of consciousness.

This, brother, is called wisdom,
and thus far has one wisdom."

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