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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
48. Indriya Saɱyutta
3. Chaḷ-Indriya Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
48. Kindred Sayings on the Faculties
3. The Six Faculties

Sutta 25

Suddhaka Suttaɱ


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

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[1] THUS have I heard:

Once the Exalted One was staying near Sāvatthī.

Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,


"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.

The Exalted One said:

"Monks, there are these six sense-faculties.[2]

What six?

The sense-faculty of eye,
the sense-faculty of ear,
the sense-faculty of nose,
the sense-faculty of tongue,
the sense-faculty of body
the sense-faculty of mind.

These are the six sense faculties.


[1] Cf. supra, text 170, 193.

[2] At K.S. iii, 40 n., 130 ff. (five, with the mind, as result of them).

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