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Saɱyutta Nikāya
4. Saḷāyatana Vagga
36. Vedanā Saɱyutta
1. Sagāthā Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
4. The Book Called the Saḷāyatana-Vagga
Containing Kindred Sayings on the 'Six-Fold Sphere' of Sense and Other Subjects
36. Kindred Sayings about Feeling
1. With Verses

Sutta 2

Sukhaya Suttaɱ

For Pleasure

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

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[204] [136]

[1][nypo][bodh] Thus have I heard:

The Exalted One once addressed the brethren, saying:


"Lord," responded those brethren to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One thus spake:

"There are these three feelings, brethren.

What three?

Feeling that is pleasant,
feeling that is painful,
and feeling that is neither pleasant nor painful.

These, Brethren, are the three feelings.

Pleasure or pain or feeling that is neither,
The inner and the outer, all that's felt -
He knows it to be ill. He sees the world
False,[1] perishable.[2] He sees, by contact with it,[3]
That it is transient, and frees himself.[4]


[1] Mosa-dhammaṅ Cf. Sn. v, 738 (as here). 758, where it is explained as nassana-dhammaṅ (Par. Jot., 506. 509).

[2] Palokinaṅ. Comy. palujjana-sabbāvaṅ

[3] Phussa-phussa-vayaṅ passaṅ Comy. ñāṇena phusitvā phusitvā 'va sampassanto (phussa is gerund of phusati). Vayaṅ = ante bhangaṅ (Sn. A.)

[4] Evaṅ tattha virajjati Sinh. MSS. of Comy. read evaṅ vaṭṭaṅ virajjati (is free from the round of rebirth). But Sn. Comy. has tattha vijānāti = dukkha-bhāvaṅ vijānāti

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