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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

Sutta 32

Sota Suttaɱ

The Stream

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,
the controlling faculty of unhappiness,
the controlling faculty of indifference.

These are the five controlling faculties.




Now, monks, when the Ariyan disciple understands,
as they really are,
the arising
and the perishing of,
the satisfaction in,
the misery of
and the escape from
these five controlling faculties,
such an Ariyan disciple is called
not doomed to Purgatory,
one assured,
one bound for enlightenment.'"

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