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Saɱyutta Nikaya
Nidāna Vagga
14. [3.] Dhātu-Saɱyuttaɱ
I. Nānattavaggo Pathamo
i. Ajjhatta-pañcakaɱ

Chapter XIV
Connected Discourses on Elements
1 Diversity (External Pentad)

Sutta 6

Dhātu [Bāhira-Dhātu-Nānatta] Suttaɱ

Diversity of External Elements

Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi

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[1][pts][olds] Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was dwelling at Sāvatthi in Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.[ed1]

"Bhikkhus, I will teach you the diversity of elements. Listen to that and attend closely, I will spaak."

"And what, bhikkhus, is the diversity of elements?

The form element;

the sound element;

the odour element;

the taste element;

the tactile-object element;

the mental-phenomena element.

This, bhikkhus, is called the diversity in elements."


[ed1] Abbreviated Nidana expanded throughout this samyutta.

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