II. Nidāna Vagga
12. Nidāna Saɱyutta
4. Kaḷara-Khattiya Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Book of Causation Nidāna-Vagga
12. Connected Discourses on Causation
4. The Kaḷāra Khathiya
Na Tumha Suttaɱ
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, this body is not yours, nor does it belong to others.
 It is old kamma, to be seen as generated and fashioned by volition, as something to be felt.
Therein, bhikkhus, the instructed noble disciple attends carefully and closely to dependent origination itself thus:
'When this exists, that comes to be; with the arising of this, that arises.
When this does not exist, that does not come to be; with the cessation of this, that ceases.
That is, with ignorance as condition, volitional formations [come to be]; with volitional formations as condition, consciousness. ...
Such is the origin of this whole mass of suffering.
But with the remainderless fading away and cessation of ignorance comes cessation of volitional formations; with the cessation of volitional formations, cessation of consciousness. ...
Such is the cessation of this whole mass of suffering."