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Saɱyutta Nikāya
5. Mahā-Vagga
48. Indriya Saɱyutta
4. Sukh'Indriya (or Uppaṭi) Vagga

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
48. Kindred Sayings on the Faculties
4. The Faculty of Ease[1]

Sutta 31

Suddhika 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 five controlling faculties.

What five?

The controlling faculty of ease,
the controlling faculty of discomfort,
the controlling faculty of happiness,[2]
the controlling faculty of unhappiness,
the controlling faculty of indifference.

These are the five controlling faculties."


[1] Text title of this chapter is Uppaṭi- for Uppaṭipātiyā. Cf. infra, § 10. At Path of Purity ii, 312, it is trans. 'out of order.'

[2] Somanassa Cf. D. ii, 239. It is sukha + excitement. Compend. 112 n.

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