3. Khandha Vagga
22. Khandha Saɱyutta
1. Pathama Nakula-Pita Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Book of the Aggregates Khandha-Vagga
22. Connected Discourses on the Aggregates
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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"Bhikkhus, make an exertion in seclusion.
A bhikkhu who is secluded understands things as they really are.
"And what does he understand as it really is?
The origin and passing away of form; the origin and passing away of feeling; the origin and passing away of perception; the origin and passing away of volitional formations; the origin and passing away of consciousness.
"And what, bhikkhus, is the origin of form?..."
(The rest of this sutta is identical with the preceding one.)